Education News

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.

Student paramedics

Student paramedics to receive yearly £5,000 payment support

For the first time under NHS funding, student paramedics will receive £5,000 a year to support them whilst they are at university.
edtech strategy

Can the governments edtech strategy modernise the education system?

Stewart Watts, Vice-President EMEA, D2L, evaluates how technology has the potential to modernise the education system with a specific focus on the governments 2020 edtech strategy.
personalised learning

Keeping personalised learning alive with artificial intelligence

Wendy Francis-White, assistant headteacher at Hawkedale Primary, explains how schools can maintain personalised learning using AI technology.
teaching kids to code, STEM

The next generation of education: Should we be teaching kids to code?

As our world evolves to embrace new technologies, so does our education system: Here, we discuss if our society should be teaching kids to code.
language learning, Japan

Linguistic globalisation: A look at the Japanese Ministry of Education

Here, we find out about the importance of higher education and language learning in Japan, two areas that fall under the remit of Kōichi Hagiuda, Japan’s Minister Of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
America’s STEM future, Education and Human Resources,

Education and Human Resources (EHR): Building America’s STEM future

Here, we find out that the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Education and Human Resources works to achieved excellence in STEM education at all levels.
health and safety practices

Are schools up to date with health and safety practices?

Alex Wilkins at iHASCO advises how the education sector can keep up to date with health and safety practices.
english education reform, EBPM

English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making)

Professor Hajime Nishitani, from the Office of Global Initiative at Hiroshima University in Japan, outlines English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making), including comment on English and Japanese Students in general.
document management, education sector

Document management in education: Crucial for education

Miss Robyn Boyd, PR & Social Media Executive at PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company, lifts the lid on document management (storing information digitally) and why this is crucial in the education sector.
AI&TA robots

AI&TA Robots in the classrooms of primary school

Here, Professor Takahira Yamaguchi from Keio University, explores how AI&TA Robots are being used in primary school classrooms.
higher education sector

Why is digitisation key in the higher education sector?

Here,  Hult Business School highlight some of the main reasons why digitisation is a positive asset for the higher education sector.
opportunities for stem

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.
Using physics

Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE): Using physics to help students grow and to...

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, shares additional thoughts on implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), that helps all students feel empowered by learning physics.
millions of open data maps, geospatial data

Jisc gives academics access to millions of open data maps

The Jisc Geospatial Data service will give academics access to millions of open data maps, including the use of live satellite imagery.
registered childminders

Thousands of registered childminders pushed out of Early Years Industry

Yoopies UK explores the continued decline in the number of registered childminders and the connection between the latest Tax-Free Childcare.
increase engagement in science

Increasing student engagement in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects

Simon Biggs, Education Outreach Officer at Renishaw, explains how businesses can engage with students to increase engagement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
history of science, one million pages

One million pages on the history of science to be freely available

Not-for-profit technology provider for research and education, Jisc, and global publisher, Wiley, are poised to digitise a one-million-page collection on the history of science.
school bullying

Revealed: The local authorities best at tackling school bullying in England

England’s best local authorities for tackling school bullying have been revealed in new research that has explored the number of exclusions across the country.
edtech policy, atlantis group

Edtech policy is failing globally

Edtech policy is failing globally and needs a ‘critical update’, finds the new report by Varkey Foundation’s Atlantis Group.
edtech

How can school leaders harness the strategic value of edtech?

Al Kingsley, Group MD at NetSupport, examines the foundations of an edtech strategy and how school leaders can embark on their strategic journey.

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