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Birmingham City University Centre for Brexit Studies

Centre for Brexit Studies to open at Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University announces the launch of a Centre for Brexit Studies this month as the UK prepares for the process of leaving the European Union Birmingham City University is launching the Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) on 26 January, aimed at trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the...
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Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for Education (Dfe) has announced today that it is offering schools the chance to save money on tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The government say schools thinking...
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Developing MBA students: The leaders of tomorrow

UK business schools and businesses should work together on developing MBA students and their careers as future leaders writes AMBA chief Andrew Main Wilson As the global labour market becomes increasingly heated and economies remain an uncertainty, employers need a new breed of leader to launch and execute future-proof strategies....
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Brock University – Department of Child and Youth Studies

Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) is one of the most popular programs at Brock.  The program teaches a broad-based approach that considers the individual child or youth within the context of the family, school, peer group and community. With interdisciplinary roots in psychology, education, sociology, cultural studies and criminology, the degree...
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Has education become another arm of ‘State Philosophy’?

In so many of our practices it is difficult to stand outside the full force of the groundings of what Deleuze called ‘state philosophy’. Such philosophy has invented the thinking subject and the mind.  Along with these inventions are created the many scientific/technological concepts circulating in Foucault’s ‘regimes of...
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Lean Tools vs. Lean Philosophy

The pace of doing business today is so fast that there is not a lot of time left to consider proper planning or dare I mention it, implementing a strategy. Competitors, customers and shareholders alike are all knocking on your door with the message ‘You must improve your competitiveness...

Quantum theory of matter and light

The Blackett Laboratory, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, UK The metamaterial concept has in recent years inspired scientists to conceive perfect lenses, new lasers, ‘invisibility’ and acoustic cloaks and opened the door to slow and stopped broadband light with applications in quantum science and technology, sensing and nanochemistry. At...
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Procurement qualifications: QCF procurement diplomas or exams?

Stefan Thresh, Managing Director of Qube Vocational Development Ltd gives an evaluation of the benefits of procurement vocational qualifications compared with traditional academic forms of study The procurement diplomas are competency-based qualifications which require learners not only to prove their knowledge and understanding but also to demonstrate the application of...

Philosophy within social/ educational research

In the everyday and customary repetitions/reiterations of embodied practices it would be very easy to begin this brief paper concerned with opening space for philosophical discourse in mainstream educational/ social research with expressions of what has been done by a small groups of colleagues in the UK and Australia...
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Raising academic standards in UK schools

AG looks at how the Department of Education is improving standards in schools to help pupils leave school with qualifications to find employment Are UK schools performing as well as they should be? Last month AG reported that only 18% of parents in England thought that the government listened to them...

Can validation of non-formal learning increase employability?

Pavel Trantina, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), argues the case for non-formal learning in order to gain key skills for the working world At the latest Education, Training and Youth Forum, organised by the European Commission in Brussels in October of this year, one word was on...

The efit21 strategy – transforming education

The Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) details how new digital technologies are transforming classrooms across Austria Information and communication technologies transform teaching and learning. New teaching and learning methods such as the flipped classroom or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are opening up the classroom: learning takes...

How technology can support teachers best

Educational technologies are advancing rapidly; new solutions, apps, and online platforms appear every day. Mobile learning, learning on demand, and media rich curricula are recent buzz words describing the “techno-pedagogical” state of the art. And not least, the research and development community is encircled by the hovering spirit of...

Boosting investment in education: Let’s make it happen

In a speech at a joint event with The European Investment Bank, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, outlines the importance of booting investment and tackling the key challenges in Education When Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented the Investment Plan for Europe in Strasbourg almost a year ago,...
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Are teachers under too much pressure?

Unions warn teachers are under so much pressure they are being “reduced to tears”, highlighting yet another difficulty facing the sector. It certainly seems as if the education sector is in disarray lately. Last week it reported difficulties retaining staff, with teachers leaving in droves. In a leaked letter, it...
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Is the education sector in trouble?

With teachers leaving the profession in droves, many failing to even last the first year after qualifying, AG asks if the education sector is in trouble. It has been a turbulent week for education. Over the weekend, the media had a field day over the mass exodus of thousands of...

Equality starts in early education

OAG highlights the work being done by the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education to help remove education barriers for vulnerable and disabled people In 2012 the European Commission reported that around 45 million EU citizens of working age have a disability, and 15 million children have special educational...

Automotive Software Engineering

The automotive industry is one of Europe’s driving economic forces. A huge variety of cars from premium cars, to e-mobile and low-cost cars, are developed and sold. Unseen, deep down into numerous electronic control units (ECU) engine control functions, comfort functions, driving assistance functions, as well as security functions,...

A new ecosystem for learning

Alastair Creelman, an e-learning Specialist from Linnaeus University, Sweden discusses the benefits of universities embracing new changes in learning The worldwide demand for higher education is exploding and projections show an increase from 100 million today to 250 million by 2025. The traditional university system simply cannot cope with this...
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Kent children placed in London schools

Kent County Council has revealed some children have been offered places in London schools after the closure of a local secondary school After the closure of a struggling secondary school in Hextable, Kent County Council (KCC) has been forced to offer children places in London schools. The county council opposed the...

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