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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.

Europe’s transformation

Universities driving Europe’s transformation

Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General of the European University Association reveals how universities are driving Europe’s transformation.
edtech revolution

Edtech revolution: Benefits, costs and a modern learning experience

In an interview with Open Access Government, Murray Morrison, founder of Tassomai, shares his thoughts on the edtech revolution with reference to the benefits, costs, and how it can create a modern learning experience.
augmented and virtual reality

Is augmented and virtual reality technology essential for education?

Dave Kenworthy, Director of Digital Services at CoSector, questions whether or not the education sector should be adopting augmented and virtual reality technology to improve learning experiences for all.
teaching science

Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects

Tanya Howden, Learning Experience Designer at Robotical, underlines the importance of best practice when it comes to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
STEM skills gap

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: STEM skills gap

Here, Ten industry experts share their advice with Open Access Government, as to how and why businesses and educational institutes can help close the STEM skills gap.
secondary school teachers

How can edtech resources support secondary school teachers?

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING explores how secondary school teachers can harness edtech resources to maximise their limited time and supplies, while delivering a more engaging, personalised experience for students.
higher apprenticeships are critical, higher apprenticeships

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.
UKs STEM skills, UK STEM apprenticeships

Can apprenticeships increase the UK’s STEM skills?

According to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the current lack of UK STEM skilled workers is costing the nation's economy £1.5 billion annually.
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.

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