UK Learning

Five Life Lessons I Learned From My Breast Cancer Journey

Ruth Romano | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Romano

Life has a funny habit of throwing the unexpected at us when we least expect it. A breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32 wasn't part of my grand plan and it completely threw me off course. The route that I had planned in my mind changed completely and I suddenly found myself sailing through uncharted waters. As a result of this challenge I learned a great deal and not just about myself.

We Are Conditioned Both Deliberately And Accidentally Throughout Life

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We learn how to eat our food, when to eat our food. How to sleep and when to sleep. We learn the boundaries we must adhere to in school, such as when playtime is, where we have to sit to do our work, what work we have to do, when we can talk and when we must be quiet.

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoke...

The Elephant In The Room... The New GCSEs

Farida Ahmed | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

The new change in GCSEs has been the biggest educational reform for a long while. Transforming an exam system that has been used for a very long time ...

The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

For practical books, I try to set a plan for how I can implement it in my life. Charlie Munger also described the necessity of using what you read: 'I don't know anyone who's wise who doesn't read a lot. But that's not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don't grab the right ideas or don't know what to do with them.'

6 Ways To Help Your Child Learn To Share

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

Learning to share is an important social skill for children. They will learn about compromise, how to take turns and negotiate and how to express thei...

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Wearing The Wrong School Uniform Can Ruin Your Education!

Emily Higgins | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

Now I understand the importance of a school uniform policy. I really do, but I think there has to be some flexibility with it too and more importantly some common sense on behalf of the teachers and school who help to enforce these policies.

The Secrets To Reading More - How I Read 200+ Books Per Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I read a lot. Three weeks into 2017 and I have read 14 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week. And no, I do not spe...

If You Think Your Pupils Are Googling Their Way To Success, Think Again

Nick Shepley | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Shepley

Learning takes time, perseverance, effort and the knowledge that the learner has a right to be wrong, to make mistakes and to figure it out gradually. A learner's own imperfect answer which is the result of patience and reading is better than someone else's supposedly 'great' answer, acquired quickly online.

Ten Ways To Enhance Your Wellbeing In 2017

Dr. Barbara Mariposa | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Barbara Mariposa

Most people these days can reel off a list of things we need to do to stay healthy - exercise, nutrition, water, sleep etc. The elements of what I call the Outer Game of Health. But how often do we follow our own good advice?

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

A Future For Higher Education... That Works

Pierre Dubuc | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Pierre Dubuc

These are indeed exciting times for the world of education, and for those who are seeking new ways to equip themselves with the skills they need to succeed at life. We owe it to the students of the future - those currently at school, or stuck in jobs dreaming of a better, more fulfilling career - to give them a true choice, and the ability to access educational excellence.

Teaching My Daughter, The Physicist's Way

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I wish that learning can be a fun and educational process for every student - and their families. I have little faith in any education system where f...

The Importance Of 1:1 Support

Farida Ahmed | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Farida Ahmed

I've been through the standardised education system in the United Kingdom and I have to say, I was not and still am not, impressed.

The Future Of Education: Ensuring That Every Child Has The Possibility Of Having A Great Future

Kate Robinson | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

The purpose of school is to ensure that every child has the possibility of having a great future. This is achieved when each child reaches his/her full potential in learning and well-being so that they can flourish and grow into the kind of adults that they want to become.

Why Collaboration Is Key To Help The Next Generation Close The IT Skills Gap

Chris Meah | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Meah

Helping children collaborate on their learning will take the pressure off teachers and hopefully encourage more to take up the curriculum. With children learning together, the teacher is free to take on a supervisory, supporting and troubleshooting role.

Fresh From The University Reunion

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I think about that now and I wonder what the university experience would be like if I was going as a teenager now, or even what it would be like if my children go off in 13 years' or so time. The biggest change I think I would feel is the lack of privacy and space to make my mistakes

How To Get The Best Out Of Yourself - Why Learning And Memory Are Effectively The Same Discipline

Ed Cooke | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Cooke

The perfect 'bicycle for the brain' is subtly different for everyone, of course. The advent of mobile has made it easier than ever before for people to learn in a time and way that suits their lifestyle. Memory works best when we give it a little to do often, while learning in different contexts makes your memory more robust because you don't associate information with any one place in particular.

Hard Work Pays Off

JB Gill | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
JB Gill

If I ever needed confirmation that hard work pays off, last week I was informed that my television show "Down On The Farm", which I co-host with presenter Storm Huntley and is produced by BBC Scotland for CBeebies, has been nominated in the Best Children's Programme category for a Scottish BAFTA award...

What Is Religion?

Alice Carder | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Carder

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates religion to suit himself....

Children Are Spending Just Eight Hours A Week Playing Outside BUT Aren't As Tech Obsessed As You May Think

Lewis Oakley | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Lewis Oakley

The truth is all of the technology nowadays has been designed with children's education in mind and the gap between fun and learning has been bridged in a very discreet way so that kids don't actually realise how much they are learning.

The Grassroots Movement Revolutionising Education

Sophie Christophy | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Sophie Christophy

By stepping through the doorway of home education to new connections and communities both virtual and in real life, we find a grassroots movement that will lead the way to revolutionising education as we know it. And believe me, it's already happening.