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.

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Collaborative narrative: a cultural mould of intergenerational engagement

Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Director and Professor in Early Childhood Pedagogy from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, describes a collaborative narrative as a speech genre tailored to early years pedagogy.
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A focus on communication and language skills

Rachael Amin, Educational Copywriter at Pentagon Play, explains how to develop communication and language skills in the early years and beyond.
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Supporting student-led learning with data-informed decisions

As student-led learning behaviours become more varied, engaging students with a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be effective in fostering the best learning and belonging.
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‘Representation really matters’: Why Black history should be taught in British schools

Black history in schools continues to be increasingly vital, as decolonising education and improving representation gives students a broader, more honest curriculum delving into systemic inequality.
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Freckle Maths: Maintaining momentum in maths

Catherine Magee, teacher of the Year 2021, discusses online learning platform Freckle Maths, maintaining momentum in maths and top tips for bringing joy to the classroom.
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Supporting science, theology and philosophy research

Open Access Government unpacks the work of the John Templeton Foundation, in supporting research across the sciences as well as in the areas of theology and philosophy.
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Blended learning: How to support students in the hybrid classroom

The hybrid classroom has become the new normal in post-pandemic education, but is this 'blended learning' accessible and can it be improved?
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What are the teaching recruitment issues in the UK?

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, provides a special focus on teaching recruitment issues in the UK.
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Working-class students need ‘sense of opportunity’ to attend university

Working-class students need to be presented with a 'sense of opportunity' at school for university to feel like a realistic option.
Brenda Agard, Black British photographer on a photo shoot in London, 1987. Agard was instructing students on street photography. The workshop was part of the educational programming for the exhibit "Testimony: Three Blackwomen Photographers: Brenda Agard, Ingrid Pollard, Maud Sulter" at Camerawork London.

Representation and Identity: the importance of Black British history

Black British history is a key part of the thriving cultural hub that is the UK today, yet this vital part of our country’s story is little known.

Levelling Up White Paper: Collaboration within higher education?

David Marlow, Managing Director of Third Life Economics and a member of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses local, regional, national, global and institutional issues as a result of the Levelling Up White Paper, which could affect universities’ support for economic development.
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Why is it important to study history?

Daniel Scarborough from Nazarbayev University examines why it is important to study history.
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Education: Inclusion and diversity in STEM

Cristina Querzè, Human Resources Director, Sales and Western Europe at Vertiv, explores why ensuring inclusion and diversity in STEM industries needs to begin with education.
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How can today’s higher education leaders more effectively utilise data analytics?

Data analytics could transform student experiences, but higher education institutions need to gather and efficiently measure information.
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Are we answering our prospective and current students’ needs in recruitment?

In the post-pandemic era of recruitment & retention, how can we ensure that students realize the value on their investment?
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International Baccalaureate programme moves to digital exams

Digital exams are now overtaking traditional paper exams in the International Baccalaureate, with the potential to move to virtual reality assessments also.
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How to tackle climate change anxiety in children

Climate change anxiety in children is at an all-time high - what can teachers and schools do to combat this epidemic?
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Does a pedagogical approach impact an education setting?

Rageena Tahir, Head of EYFS at Fennies Nurseries, ponders if a pedagogical approach impacts an education setting for a child.

After school closures, our focus needs to be on design

Following school closures due to COVID-19, schools need to reopen with safer designs in mind to protect students and help them attain an education.
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Science education reform in the U.S.

Sierra Morandi, Jennifer Schellinger and Sherry A. Southerland from Florida State University, shed light on science education reform efforts in the U.S.

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