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.

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.
NextGeneration EU

Closing education gaps with the NextGeneration EU recovery plan

Salvatore Nigro, CEO of JA Europe and Andzelika Rusteikienė CEO of JA Lithuania, discuss why the NextGeneration EU recovery plan must close the gaps in education that the COVID-19 crisis has exposed.
private sector firms

What the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms

Debbie Sadler, senior associate in the employment team at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms and how they can ensure compliance.
value from research data

Why collaboration is the key to generating value from research data

Enzo Brienza, sales manager, InterSystems, discusses why higher education institutions need to consider collaboration with other organisations to generate value from research data.
careers advice

How can VR help students make career decisions?

BTEC Quality Nominee, careers co-ordinator and music teacher, Emma Gaukroger from Greenwood Academy discusses how technology can help students with careers guidance.
children mathematics, maths

Researchers reveal exercises to help children with mathematics

The research team at Karolinska Institutet found that visual working memory and reasoning tasks helped children with mathematics skills.
upskill

Leading purposeful action in the skills revolution

Anthony Tattersall, Vice President EMEA at Coursera, discusses the joint responsibility of higher education institutions, governments and the business community alike to upskill the workforce.
statistics education

Japanese statistics education is changing

Kazuhiro Aoyama, Associate Professor at the Aichi University of Education discusses the past, present and future status of Japanese statistics education.
Secondary education curriculum

Co-creating a secondary education curriculum for our well-being

How do we define success in schooling? Makoto Yururi, associate professor at Showa Women’s University re-examines this difficult question.
remote learning students, remote

Study finds remote learning students get less sleep at night

Scientists found that remote learning students sleep patterns have changed, with most sleeping 30 minutes later than normal.
50% funding cut arts, arts funding

UK Government proposes 50% funding cuts to arts subjects

The Government proposal to cut 50% of funding to specific arts universities is part of the "build back better" plan, according to a Department for Education spokesman.
science via zoom, experiment

Teachers create new ways to explain science via Zoom

The COVID pandemic compelled students to migrate to screens, leaving teachers to get creative to protect their educational progress - which now means teaching science via Zoom.

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