UK Learning

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

Over the Last Decade, 17million More Children Are Learning in sub-Saharan

Pauline Rose | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

It is troubling that the 9% decline in aid spending to basic education in low income countries between 2010 and 2011 has hit 19 of the poorest countries - Tanzania amongst them. Without donor support to education as promised in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, these countries will struggle to provide the quality of education that their children deserve.

The Power of a Positive Attitude to Learning

Julie Booth | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Julie Booth

I am often amazed by just how enthusiastic some children are about school and wonder what it is that sparks a real lifelong love of learning in a child. ..

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Creating Shared Value Through Learning and Development

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

The divide between education and work finds its echo in the divide between young and established workers. It seems optimistic to assume that as the number of workplace generations increases these divisions will heal organically.

Let's Make Education a Reality for Every Girl and Woman

Pauline Rose | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

One of the rewards of helping to track global education over the past decade has been watching progress in getting more girls into school. But as we mark International Women's Day, I'm more conscious than ever that the glass is still not even half full: 31 million girls have never set foot inside a classroom, and half of them are unlikely ever to do so.

25 Things Everyone Can Do to Live a Happy Life

Danny Baker | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Danny Baker shares with us 25 things that are key to living a happy life. As a man who triumphed over depression, drug abuse and alcoholism, he knows what's key to transforming our mindsets in order to lead a more successful and happy life.

I'm a Learner Driver, Leave me alone!

Gina Lyons | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

We were all learners once. So, a word of warning. The next time someone beeps, I might not be so polite. I might decide it's at that exact moment I decide to practice my emergency stop. Don't be that impatient car behind me.

Let's Put It Into Context

Chris Jones | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

I've spoken at length about the importance of contextualised learning. As parents, we have a clear role to play in helping our children put theory into practice. It shouldn't fall solely on the shoulders of teachers. However, it still makes me question whether schools are doing enough on their side to prepare children for their futures.

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education

Anton Dominique | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Dominique

Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to the fast-rising and game-changing trend of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) programmes, it quickly expanded to factor in the option of paid MOOCs, otherwise known as MOOC+.

Telling People the Benefits of Higher Education - Why It's Important to Me

Zoey Rhodes | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Zoey Rhodes

For me, achieving a degree was important because I wanted to create a comfortable and stable life for my family as well as build a successful career. However, everyone has different reasons and this year I've been really interested to hear what higher education means to prospective students, through my role on the Student Finance Tour.

International Education Week: Why Education is so Important

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it's almost taken for granted. The developing worlds are still striving to gain easily attainable education systems like ours, because education is seen as a platform whereby children can greaten themselves.

Maths? Eurgh! It's Time to Inspire Your Children to Love Numbers

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

Maths - the number of times I hear "I'm no good at maths!", "I hate it", "I'm not a numbers person", "I always fail at maths". The strange thing is, it's often said with a smile, a shrug, an acceptance that it's normal, it's ok. In contrast you would hardly ever hear someone admit in public "I can't read", "I can't write" and if someone did I am confident it would not be said with a smile.

Life Has Lessons for Us Every Day

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I have learned a tremendous amount since training to be a coach and being a coach. I have learned a lot about me in the process. I learned so much about myself that I didn't know, or if I did know I was not aware of it. A lot had been stuffed down inside somewhere, and I have managed to excavate and find it.

Make Every One of Your Minutes Count

Maggie Currie | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Your ability to manage your time, to focus and channel your energies on your highest value tasks, will determine your rewards and your level of accomplishment in life more than any other factor.

The People We Meet

Amy Anka | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I don't necessarily think that a soulmate needs to be one in the romantic sense. It can be in a best friend, in a sister, or even in some random person that the universe decides to send into your direction.

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Foreign Language Learning in Babies and Toddlers Boosts Academic Results.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jasmine Dotiwala

On all my travels I note that children globally can speak up to four languages as their norm. Why are the UK's youth the worst at wanting to and being able to speak not only good English, but any other language?

Unqualified vs Qualified Coaches

Maggie Currie | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are thousands of 'coaches' out there who have never been trained to coach, have never been coached themselves and have absolutely no idea where to begin or indeed where to end.

Things Nobody Teaches You

Amy Anka | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

There are so many things in life that nobody teaches you. Things your parents don't teach you. Things you don't get taught in school...

The Power of Music

Scarlette Fever | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Scarlette Fever

The aim is for the young people to write their own song with as little input from me as possible. I'm there to support and guide. It's astounding to witness what these young people are capable of, how naturally creating music comes to them.

Technology Is No Substitute for Traditional Child's Play

Dr Miriam Stoppard | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Miriam Stoppard

As technology is synonymous with progress, we find it creeping into all aspects of parenting and interaction with children, even playtime. We've all seen young children playing with iPads, smart phones and tablets whilst their parents do other things...