Teachers, is it worth becoming an examiner?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 07:00
Repeatedly marking the same question is mind-numbingly boring, but its a great insight into how exams are assessed, says teacher Andrew Jones
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Former Labour education secretary David Blunkett looks back - but not in anger

The Independent - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 00:00

David Blunkett came up with a surprise response when asked at a recent meeting who he considered to have been the best education secretary: his Conservative political foe, Kenneth Baker. "He did a really good piece of work introducing local management of schools," the former Labour education secretary said. "There were a whole range of policies in 1997 that I picked up on rather than just overturned."








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Salford University is offering media students 'live briefs' with the big broadcasters next door

The Independent - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 00:00

There aren't many UK universities that can offer their students work experience at some of the biggest media outlets in the country simply by taking a short walk along the corridor.








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Academy and free school staff increasingly forced to whistleblower helplines to report problems

The Independent - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 00:00

Teachers worried about problems in schools do not know how to raise the alarm because of the expansion of free schools and academies, according to a report published today.








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UK landlords refuse to house student from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 20:10

Amara Bangura, 35, a radio presenter who used show to dispel myths about disease, refused accommodation in Norwich

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Out in the cold: the coastal schools neglected by national initiatives

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 19:03
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Oxford University tutors open up about admissions interviews

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 18:48

Oxford marks undergraduate application deadline by publishing selection of interview questions including How much of the past can you count?

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Language festival: a celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 17:38

The festival launching on 17 October aims to build on the growing momentum behind language learning

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Promote British values, schools told

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 17:28
Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
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Vince Cable: immigration targets 'unobtainable and largely meaningless'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 17:20

Business secretary Vince Cable says the governments immigration policy is ludicrous and basically very stupid

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'Trojan Horse' teachers banned from the classroom

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 17:10
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, says two teachers implicated as part of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham have been given interim classroom banning orders






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HEA opens call for nominations for National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2015

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:24
Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

The HEA has opened the call for nominations for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) 2015 today, 15 October 2014.

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Nigel Walker obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:14
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Education secretary in row with MPs over academy schools inspections

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:12

Nicky Morgans decision to block inspections of managers and sponsors labelled absurd by fellow Tory MP Graham Stuart

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School absence falls, figures show

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:39
The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.
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'I brought a meat hammer from Germany so I can make schnitzel'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:29

Meet Lothar, a student from Germany, the home of around 3.4% of all international students at UK universities

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School term-time absenteeism in England falls dramatically

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:25
Number of school days lost to term-time holidays cut from 3.3m to 2.5m, their lowest level since 2006 Continue reading...






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Teen trio have chemistry

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:18
Teenage science winners aim to tackle world hunger
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Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching'

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 13:10
Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"






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How to answer Oxford's unanswerable questions

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:32
The University of Oxford have today released a set of sample interview questions in an attempt to explain the reasoning behind the notoriously difficult interview process






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