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Don’t let your cookies leave a trail of crumbs for someone else: why you should care about digital data privacy

Kim Nguyen and Romasha Sanyal Ever thought about how when you use the fingerprint sensor on your Android, you’re actually just uploading a digital print of your biometrics? Or that your Facebook news feed isn’t just confirming what you believe

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

Improving science participation: Five evidence-based recommendations for policy-makers and funders

Science Capital Team.  To continue with science post-16, young people must achieve certain levels of understanding and attainment. Crucially, they must also feel that science is a good ‘fit’ for them – that science is ‘for me’. Drawing on more

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Posted in Employment and skills, Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Brexit: German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift

Humboldt University in Berlin. German universities may emerge as ‘winners’ from Brexit. Tilemahos Efthimiadis, CC BY Aline Courtois The UK is currently the second-largest recipient of competitive research funding from the EU: 6% of students and 17% of staff in

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So what is Further Education? And why is it so hard to define?

Martin Doel. According to a recently released CBI Report – In Perfect Harmony: Improving Skills Delivery in England – the English skills system has undergone 28 major reform programmes in the past 30 years. The result, the report argues, is

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education

‘We’re preparing our army for the last war’: why the academic-vocational divide must fall

IOE Events.  Vocational education suffers from its second class status – variously seen as a ‘consolation prize’ and ‘for other people’s children’. It deserves better – for its own sake and for the sake of social justice, but also, as

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Posted in Employment and skills, Further higher and lifelong education, IOE debates