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
Former director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge who pioneered the development of the subject in the UK Continue reading...






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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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Oxford interviews: students asked 'why do Welsh speakers struggle with phone numbers?'

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:26
Oxford University releases interview questions to debunk myths surrounding the system, including history students being asked 'how much of the past can you count?'






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Encourage graduates 'to stay local'

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:50
University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says.
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Term time holiday crackdown fuels drop in school absence

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:49
Department for Education figures show a sharp decline in the number of children taken out classes for term time holidays as school attendance rates hit a record high






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Fiona Bruce inspires pupils at her old school

The Independent - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:32

The BBC journalist Fiona Bruce has urged young people from ethnic minorities eager to break into journalism to take advantage of media organisations’ desire to access their voice and use their backgrounds.








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Teens 'should self-regulate net use'

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:07
Banning the internet or filtering content may not be the best way to keep children safe online, research suggests.
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'I surprisingly miss the heat, humidity and crowdedness of Hong Kong'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:02

Meet Florence, a student from Hong Kong, the home of around 3.1% of all international students at UK universities

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Lad culture thrives in our neoliberal universities

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:00

Laddism is at home in the callous environment of market-driven higher education, argues, Alison Phipps, who offers advice to universities on how to root it out

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College tutors can't do in 36 weeks what teachers fail to achieve in 11 years

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 09:00

Youre right Ofsted, English and maths teaching in colleges could be better. But you need to look beyond data to see why this is happening, says our anonymous blogger

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My life as a non-binary transgender teacher and why Im still closeted

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 07:00

Many schools have stamped out homophobia but few have got to grips with transgender issues its either too confusing or they worry parents will complain

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Blair wants religious respect lessons

BBC - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:35
A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.
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Parental opinion holds sway over university choice

Telegraph - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:00
As the first UCAS deadline looms, new research finds that some university applicants value the advice of parents over their own views when choosing a university






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