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GCSE and A-level results: it’s not just the grades that matter

Why GCSE and A Level subject choices matter. shutterstock Jake Anders, UCL and Catherine Dilnot, Oxford Brookes University.  A-level results will soon be out, with more than 300,000 students eagerly waiting to find out if they’ve made the grade. Then come

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Back to teacher development’s big questions: what is education for?

John White.  The idea of a National Education Service (NES) is gaining speed. It’s described as “a scheme to join up the disparate elements of education, providing free lifelong learning from nurseries through schools to universities and adult education”. This

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We need to have a big conversation about the nature and purposes of a university or college education

Francis Green.  Especially since the surge in university and college enrolments around 1990, Britain’s workforce has become very much more educated. The proportion with tertiary (post-school) qualifications has been rising very fast – at roughly one percentage point per year

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Posted in Employment and skills, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

Brexit: what is at stake for UK universities?

Ludovic Highman.  UK higher education is about to experience a period of turbulence, as the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) become clearer. Higher education institutions are bracing themselves for what will no doubt be a period

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Students need support in order to build skills for the future

Mutlu Cukurova and Rose Luckin.  There is a growing interest globally in teaching approaches that allow university students to work independently, often in group activities. However, our research suggests that leaving students to do their own investigations without any support is

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