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Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

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The role of parents’ in helping children to develop language

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN, focuses on the crucial role of parents’ in helping children to develop language.
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Achieving excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education

Here, we explore the mission of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels.
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Education: Global citizenship for human flourishing

Dr Anantha Duraiappah and Nandini Chatterjee Singh from UNESCO, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, share their views on the importance of global citizenship for human flourishing.
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Implementing the Investigative Science Learning Environment

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, continues to share her thoughts on the Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), with a focus on the first aspect of the environment and how it can be implemented with students of all ages.
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How teachers can banish back-to-school burnout

Here Dr Margot Sunderland – leading child psychologist and Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health – explores back-to-school burnout and provides teachers with advice on how stay fit and healthy.
EdTech

Revolutionising teacher workload: Unlocking the potential of EdTech

Research from University College London shows teachers work on average 47 hours a week, around 8 hours a week more than comparable OECD countries, here Shehzad Najib, CEO of Kinteract, discusses how EdTech can reduce teacher workload.
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Can mindfulness help your child’s education?

Here, Rachel Hall, Managing Director of Busy Things, discusses how mindfulness can benefit your child’s education and how you can try it with them at home.
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STEM Excellence: A model for equalising opportunities for STEM

Susan Assouline, PhD, Director Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, U.S., details a model for equalising science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities and in this vein, that inspires excellene.
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Agile awareness: Creating an essential baseline

Creating more agile organisations requires a level playing field, so what can the public sector gain from new approaches in higher education? Kim Whitmore from the Agile Business Consortium explains more.
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UK universities lead in tech adoption to empower off-campus learning

UK universities are leading the charge in technology adoption to extend the off-campus learning experience, according to new research by Citrix.
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Why industry standards are vital to the success of digital apprenticeships

Graham Hunter, VP Skills Certifications, EMEA, CompTIA, highlights the benefits of digital apprenticeships and why organisations offering the schemes should be benchmarked against industry standards to ensure the success of apprenticeships.
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Pharmacy education set to thrive at Swansea University

Swansea University is taking action to build on the increasingly important role of the pharmacist in healthcare by developing its new pharmacy degree.
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Laying the foundations for a successful degree apprenticeship programme

Alasdair Poole, Apprenticeships Manager at Ashridge Executive Education details the importance of laying the foundations for a successful degree apprenticeship programme.

Why digital transformation in education matters

Peter Richardson, Senior Marketing Manager PFU (EMEA), explains why digital transformation in education plays a crucial role.
Achieving excellence in science

Achieving excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

Here, we examine the mission of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Education and Human Resources to achieve excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
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Why higher apprenticeships are critical to business

Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, Institute of Student Employers explains precisely why higher apprenticeships are critical to business.
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Should the UK be investing more in its financial literacy problem?

New research reveals that one in three of us can’t figure out the correct change from a typical ‘big shop'. This poses the question as to whether the UK should be investing in its financial literacy problem.
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Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
AI in education

AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
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How is AI transforming the education sector?

Daniel Pitchford, Co-founder, AI Business, discusses how AI and technology are transforming the education sector, in this article.

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