Curriculum

Mental Health Cannot Be Kept Out of the Classroom

Emma-Jane Cross | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Emma-Jane Cross

The Liberal Democrats want to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) lessons mandatory, including lessons about conditions such as anxiety ...

The Pressure of Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

Natasha Batsford | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

In three short months my son starts home-schooling. In my head that statement reads slightly differently; it reads more along the lines of "holy shit we're about to become responsible for the entire future well-being of our child!!"

Children, Computing and the Curriculum

David Emm | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Online safety is a vital factor at every stage of our children's education. Children use the Internet differently at different ages. Just as the way maths is taught varies from key stage 1 to key stage 4, cyber-security must be approached in a way that will be most meaningful to the life of children at different ages.

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.

New curriculum, same need for students to self-assess & self-promote

Pete Edge | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Students at primary and secondary schools returned to school last week to experience their first few days of a revamped 'tough' new curriculum that mi...

Ever Had a Bad Day?

Matt Clifton | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

Ever felt like you have had a bad day? I am sure you have had more than one, maybe you had a head-ache or perhaps a sickness bug? Well imagine if throughout your day/week or however long you had it, you were constantly told "just to get better or get over it" ...

Michael Gove's Quest for British Values in Education

Adrian Hilton | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

Perhaps it is time for Ofsted to start assessing schools once again on the extent to which their daily assemblies are 'broadly Christian', and also on the amount of RE which is dedicated to teaching our national Christian history, culture, traditions and values...

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.

Let's Make Repetitive Lessons History

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Blumenthal

What do you remember being taught in your history lessons in secondary school? The Tudors, perhaps the Romans, the English Civil War and the two World Wars? For the seven years I studied history I am glad that we studied wars and monarchy but it seems a shame that I know little about the history of medicine, technology or engineering.

The 15-Year-Old Who Took On Michael Gove.. And Won

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who took Michael Gove to task over axing climate change from the curriculum has emerged victorious after Gove announced the topic would be s...

Michael Gove's New School Curriculum: What's On It?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Micheal Gove has published a revised national curriculum, to be introduced to schools in England in September 2014. The publication has received s...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Versus Len, Week Two

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 8 July 2013... 1) ED VERSUS LEN Tomorrow, Ed Miliband will be giving a speech in which he tries to sla...

Could GCSEs Be Replaced By The I-Level?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

GCSEs could be replaced by a system of new I levels - with numbered grades from 1 to 8 - under sweeping changes to school examinations, it was reporte...

How Mary Seacole Opened My Eyes to the Power of the Web

Simon Woolley | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Woolley

The Jamaican Mary Seacole became an heroine when she travelled over 4,000 miles to nurse and attend sick British soldiers in the Crimea during the Crimean War. During her life her exploits were revered, by royalty, the military elite and thousands of ordinary citizens. More than 100 years later, tens of thousands of school children view Seacole as a wonderful role model.

Government Thinks Again on Design and Technology

Peter Luff | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

The curriculum should be encouraging creativity in its students, offering them choice over how to approach problems and giving them as much autonomy as possible in their approach.

Video Gaming in Schools to Engage Hard-to-Reach Youngsters

Dee Dhara | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dee Dhara

According to the report, it was noticeable that students were making 3D and colour notes in their storyboards when creating levels for the game - these were in audio, colour and moving forms. Dr Passey believes this form of technology could be used in the future to create notes and presentations that would serve some students better.

Let's Get Our Children Cooking

Henry Dimbleby | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Dimbleby

We live in a country where 30% of children leave school obese or overweight and where we spend £6billion on treating diet related diseases every year. We have a generational skills gap - 60% of 18 to 25 year olds leave home without being able to cook five basic dishes. And it is making us unhealthy and unhappy.

Gove's Proposed History Curriculum Forgets That We Live in 2013, Not the 1950s

Anna Claeys | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Claeys

Gove inexcusably glosses over some of the worst horrors of British colonial history; yet his first stated aim is to show "how Britain influenced the world". Mau Mau and British-run forced labour camps in South Africa, for example, seem forgotten.

The Sande Society, Sororities and Sex Education: Why PSHE is Important

Hilary Burrage | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Burrage

Whether girl or woman, boy or man, you need to 'belong'. You need to feel important to others and connected with them. What you don't need is to be controlled or used by anyone else. Support is very different from social suffocation; sharing is very different from being taken for a dangerous ride.

How Can Teaching Boys Alongside Girls Better Prepare Pupils for the Realities of Life?

Brodie Bibby | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brodie Bibby

As a boy in a boarding school myself many years ago, which was single sex until A levels, the arrival of girls in the sixth form was the worst possible distraction to teenage boys about to embark serious exams. Boys and girls perhaps learn differently and approach work in different ways.

Youngsters Will Lose From an 'All-Win' Approach

Floyd Steadman | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Floyd Steadman

Like it or not, life is a competitive process and we are all subjected to competition on a daily basis. Exams, job interviews and even in vying for the hand of a prospective partner, there is always (well, in most cases) someone else out there trying their best to take the glory for themselves.

Education Changes Threaten Next Generation of Artists

Sheila McGregor | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

Michael Gove, a scholarship pupil at the selective Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen, clearly regards his own educational experience as a template for the rest of us. It worked for me, the thinking goes, so it ought to work for everyone else too.

'Sell British': British Education Abroad: It's More Than Just a Language Choice

Josep Gonzalez | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josep Gonzalez

In order to have an overview of what happens beyond the classroom, I have recently appointed an Assistant Head for the Enrichment Programme in my school, as I believe that this is part and parcel of a good British education.

What the Dickens Are We Doing to Our Children?

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home
Lauren Davidson

Perhaps, as the bicentennial year draws to a close and we move into Dickens' third century, there is something else the Victorian author can teach us - and that is not to teach him to our children.

Calculators Banned From Maths Tests

PA | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Calculators are to be banned from maths tests for 11-year-olds, the Government has announced. The move comes amid concerns by ministers that primar...