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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.
poor mental health

Using classrooms to defeat the rising levels of poor mental health in young people

Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus, discusses how classrooms are being designed to improve poor mental health and physical wellbeing in young people.
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.
young communities, digital media

How is digital media boosting young communities?

Craig Berens, COO at YMCA Newark and Sherwood, discusses the importance of digital media in boosting young people's confidence.
Using physics

Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE): Using physics to help students grow and to...

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, shares additional thoughts on implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), that helps all students feel empowered by learning physics.
future career, future first

65% of 15-year-olds worry about their future career

Future First polling shows 75% of 15 year olds feel it would be useful to hear from alumni in working life, especially about their own future career.
student loans for prisoners

UK divided over student loans for prisoners

The UK is narrowly divided over whether prisoners should be able to take out student loans to pay for degrees, according to an exclusive poll by LearnBonds.
personal information

The Lancaster University data breach: Safeguarding students personal information

Organisations like universities that handle significant amounts of confidential and personal information are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In this article SecureTeam looks at the damage data breaches are causing in UK universities.
internationalisation of higher education, Ingrid van engelshoven

The need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education

Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, recently shared her thoughts on the need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education.
EdTech will benefit

Three ways EdTech will benefit this century’s learners

Felicity Parsisson, Learning Designer at FutureLearn, explains three ways in which EdTech will benefit this century’s learners.
Investigative Science Learning Environment

Implementing the Investigative Science Learning Environment

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, continues to share her thoughts on the Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), with a focus on the first aspect of the environment and how it can be implemented with students of all ages.
off campus learning, technology adoption

UK universities lead in tech adoption to empower off-campus learning

UK universities are leading the charge in technology adoption to extend the off-campus learning experience, according to new research by Citrix.
high school maths, quantative linguistics

Understanding and producing words with high-school maths

Professor R. Harald Baayen, Quantitative Linguistics, University of Tübingen, explains how we can understand and produce words with high-school maths.
The brexit survey, yellowhammer

The Brexit survey: How does the STEM industry feel?

As the UK faces the imminent 31 October Brexit deadline, at Open Access Government we are investigating how people in STEM feel about their field via the Brexit survey.
degree stress

Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
AI in education

AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
toxic stress

Toxic stress amongst students: How is it being combatted?

In this article, we explore the difference in healthy stress and toxic stress, how our current exam system may well be aggravating stress levels, as well as the line between stress and mental health conditions.
join the NHS, NHS leaders

NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students got their A-level results yesterday, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing and join the NHS.
science subjects

Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.

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