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.

STEM education

The importance of fueling children’s curiosity in STEM education

Victoria Playford, Headteacher at The Mulberry House School, discusses why it is important to engage and encourage children's curiosity in STEM education from a young age.
private tutors

Should banned ex-teachers be allowed to work as private tutors?

David McCarthy, Director of Education, Sophia Technologies, highlights what regulations should be in place for private tutors and why they are so important.
degree level apprenticeships

Higher and degree level apprenticeships

Tim Robson, Programme Team Leader for Degree Apprenticeships at Arden University, discusses the longer-term career prospects and benefits of degree apprenticeships.
Maternal education

Maternal education and Specific Language Impairment in children: Not a robust relationship

It has long been held that a mother’s education is a key factor in the development of their child’s language. However, the link may not be as strong as previously thought, writes Mabel L Rice
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Majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum

Matteo Bergamini, Founder and Director of Shout Out UK, says that the majority of Brits believe politics should be taught as part of the school curriculum.
women into welding

Can welding be a woman’s world?

Claire Spillane, Finance Director at Westermans International, discusses why we need to encourage more women into welding and STEM roles.
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.

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