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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.

technical and vocational education and training

Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Online learning revolution

Stewart Watts, VP EMEA at D2L, explores the current Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) revolution and how technology can support the education sector’s post-COVID recovery.

Medical education: Past and present

L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, turns the spotlight onto medical education both past and present.
LGBTQ health inequalities, AOA

80% of US medical schools not investigating LGBTQ health inequalities

Research by the American Osteopathic Association finds that 80% of US medical schools are not investigating LGBTQ health inequalities - as they are not collecting the necessary data.
outdoor education

Breathing new life into outdoor education again

Nigel Miller, Group Managing Director at Active Learning Group, explores the importance of bringing outdoor education back after a long year indoors.
black children suspended, black detention

Research finds Black children 3.5 times more likely to be suspended

A study, published by Elsevier, finds that Black pupils at the elementary school-age are 3.5 times more likely to be given detention or suspended - in comparison to their white peers.
hybrid classroom

Digital learning management: Getting the most from your hybrid classroom

Nikolaos Nikou, Founder & CEO of Classter, explores how students, teachers and parents can get the most from their new hybrid classroom with digital learning management.
first choice university, university place 2021

UCAS say record number of students got their first choice university

On A-level results day, a record 395,770 students have gotten the grades to secure their first choice university - which means 91% of incoming university students are where they wanted to be.
free book bags

Struggling families will be given free book bags this summer

Hundreds of struggling families will be given free book bags this summer, thanks to the Reading Sparks programme.
summer schools

2,820 secondary schools sign up to host summer schools

2,820 eligible secondary schools have signed up to host a summer school to help children catch up on lost learning time due to the pandemic.
teaching and learning

Emerging pedagogy and secured practices for adopting e-learning

Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head of School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, ponders the innovative teaching and learning methodologies that educators must employ when implementing e-learning.
digital assessment

Digital assessment could be the answer to closing the digital skills gap

Peter Collison, Head of Formative Assessment and School Platforms at RM, explores what the education sector can do to help reduce the gap between digital skills and demand.
youth skills

World Youth Skills Day: How has the pandemic affected the future of the tech...

In recognition of World Youth Skills Day, a group of technology industry leaders discuss the impact of the pandemic on young people, and in particular what this is going to hold for the future of the technology industry.
interactive touchscreen

Interactive touchscreen technology can improve student engagement

Nadav Avni, Chief Marketing Officer at Radix Technologies, discusses the benefits of interactive touchscreens for students including improving learning results and encouraging inclusivity.
adverse childhood experience, child trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences project given £3.8 million funding

The Adverse Childhood Experiences project, led by Professor Kam Bhui and Professor Eunice Ma, aims to create interventions for children who suffer from life-shaping trauma.
the digital divide

Universities bridging the digital divide through social mobility

Sean Lowry, Group Chief Technology Officer at Glide, explores the widening digital divide in the UK and how the end of lockdown will see increased social mobility, especially amongst young people who are applying for universities.
AI-powered EdTech

Why AI-powered EdTech is the future of life-long learning

Aliki Constantinou, Educational Consultant, Soffos.ai, delves into the importance of debate in education and how AI-powered EdTech can enhance discursive learning.
reading development

Assessing children’s post-lockdown reading development

Pamela Hanigan and Rachel Gelder, founders of Lancashire Dyslexia Information Guidance and Support (LDIGS), explain how teachers and SENDCos can assess children's post-lockdown reading development to give the best support to their learning back in the classroom.
undergraduate medical education, medical

Challenges for undergraduate and graduate medical education

Maximilian Buja, MD from McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, highlights challenges in imparting clinical skills in contemporary undergraduate medical education & graduate medical education.
Japan HR, higher education

What kind of HR does Japan need?

This article summarises what has been done so far in Japanese higher education to develop advanced human resources (HR), which highlights the lack of programmes and teaching materials, and argues for the need to develop advanced learning support personnel (LSP).
growth of online education, digital education

Online education to support digital skills training for economic growth 

Digitalisation continues to grow in many sectors, resulting in significant demand for skills-based education and training - Here, Professor Neil Morris argues for growth of online education.

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