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How the trade union approach to learning helps workers overcome maths phobia

Beth Kelly. The more collaborative style of learning led by trade unions in the workplace helps people to become more motivated and confident about learning and using mathemtics. Indeed, my new research shows that even long-held negative feelings towards mathematics can

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UCL’s new BSc Social Sciences graduates offer a global perspective on social change

Claire Cameron, Ann Phoenix, Ashly Fuller, Charlotte Cook, Miya Baldwin. We live in interesting times. News reports from every continent are by turn puzzling, alarming and heartening, particularly as it is increasingly clear that there are deep divisions in how

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

Fair access: are comprehensive universities the answer?

IOE Events. For our latest debate we moved further down the education pipeline, to higher education. We wanted to look at why the pace of progress in widening access across our universities has felt so slow. We were inspired by

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, IOE debates, young people

‘I don’t want to have to apologise for wanting a career at 60’: staff development for older workers

Domini Bingham.  Ageism is a dirty word, stretching across workplaces and society as a whole. Even if in principle equality and diversity are established by the law, the reality can be different, and a number of factors are in play.

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UCL’s first Arabic MOOC will bring education opportunities to refugees in Lebanon

Eileen Kennedy.  English dominates the internet. Most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are available only in English. UCL has run many MOOCs with English language course providers such as FutureLearn. When you want to reach an Arabic speaking audience, however,

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