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Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now? - BBC News

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now? - BBC News | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.
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Where’s the howl of protest at this latest blow to universities?

Where’s the howl of protest at this latest blow to universities? | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
The higher education research bill, which will rank institutions, joins a raft of measures destroying the worldwide reputation of English universities
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.
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Manuela Mejia's curator insight, August 27, 10:33 AM
The connection between the digital age and the learning process is very interesting since it goes beyond the electronic devices as a learning tool. The author tries to provide some technological strategies in which students improve and give feedback to their learning process. I consider that our goal as teachers is to use technology not only as a device to give academic knowledge, we also need to implement technology as a tool which helps the learner to be autonomous, thoughtful and proactive.
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Graduates stuck in pay freeze permafrost - BBC News

Graduates stuck in pay freeze permafrost - BBC News | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
If graduates are feeling like they never get any better off, despite having a degree, maybe that's because they really are getting poorer.
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Why do white working-class boys shun university?

Why do white working-class boys shun university? | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
The government has ordered universities to focus on this underrepresented group, but ministers simply don’t understand them
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really interesting introduction into a complex issue

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School grades 'linked to where you live' - BBC News

School grades 'linked to where you live' - BBC News | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Where children grow up in England is more likely to determine success or failure at school than in previous generations, a think tank study suggests.
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is this a surprise?

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UK male university numbers continue to fall behind

UK male university numbers continue to fall behind | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Women aged 18 are 35% more likely to start a degree course than their male counterparts, Ucas claims
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A university funding system designed to crush the aspirations of the poor

A university funding system designed to crush the aspirations of the poor | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
At my university, 25% of UK undergraduates are on the so-called full grant. Now poorer students will be squeezed even more
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Universities oppose external examining reforms

Universities oppose external examining reforms | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Higher Education Funding Council for England says proposals will be reviewed but wins broad support for principles
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A new voice for research 'at the heart of government'

A new voice for research 'at the heart of government' | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Paul Nurse’s report calls for a single agency to oversee research councils, and greater collaboration between scientists and the government
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David Cameron urged to change overseas student policy by BIS committee chair

David Cameron urged to change overseas student policy by BIS committee chair | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Labour’s Iain Wright says PM ‘needs to decide what’s best for Britain’
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Higher education Green Paper: government support for higher, variable fees ‘crystal clear’

Higher education Green Paper: government support for higher, variable fees ‘crystal clear’ | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Teaching excellence framework seen as paving the way to a market in price by a Browne Review supporter of differential fees
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Ethnic minorities 'more likely to go to university' than white working-class British children

Ethnic minorities 'more likely to go to university' than white working-class British children | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Lack of aspirations and expectations are partly to blame for white British underperforming, experts said
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Universities do not challenge racism, says UK's first black studies professor

Universities do not challenge racism, says UK's first black studies professor | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Dr Kehinde Andrews says ‘universities produce racism’, as just 60 of all UK professors are black and teaching often focuses on ‘dead white men’
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Home and Away, Today's Students Just Aren't the Same

Home and Away, Today's Students Just Aren't the Same | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 10:12 AM

A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.

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What puts white working-class boys off university?

What puts white working-class boys off university? | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
‘I don’t want to be in debt for most of my life.’ Pupils in Ipswich explain why the government faces a challenge to persuade more boys to opt for higher education
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From the Middle Out - making pedagogical change happen in a complex, messy world

From the Middle Out - making pedagogical change happen in a complex, messy world | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
At the heart of defining and understanding resistance is the idea that two opposing forces are at work; the force being resisted and the force doing the resisting. In terms of universities and the ...
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An interesting blog post..probably holds true in most HEIs

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Dear Nicky Morgan: schools don’t work like the SAS

Dear Nicky Morgan: schools don’t work like the SAS | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Rather than parachuting in teachers to improve an individual school, let local schools work together for all pupils
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Loughborough University 'most popular first choice'

Loughborough University 'most popular first choice' | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
The university has been named the most popular first choice for prospective
students, followed by the universities of Leeds and Manchester
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English universities ‘not very good at teaching’, says Hepi president

English universities ‘not very good at teaching’, says Hepi president | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Bahram Bekhradnia says teaching excellence framework could be welcome ‘counterweight’ to research imperative
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Are UK universities being cast academically adrift? - Wonkhe

Are UK universities being cast academically adrift? - Wonkhe | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
On the publication of the Green Paper and the announcement of the TEF, US academic Christopher Newfield offers the UK policy discussion a view from the recent debates in America about learning gain, metrics and quality.
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Most Russell Group universities ‘little different to other pre-92s’

Most Russell Group universities ‘little different to other pre-92s’ | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Study argues that, while Oxford and Cambridge stand apart, rest of mission group does not live up to ‘elite’ tag
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‘Naive’ TEF metrics could undermine widening participation, v-c warns

‘Naive’ TEF metrics could undermine widening participation, v-c warns | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Simon Gaskell says Queen Mary University of London would be ‘crucified’ on graduate salary score because of diverse intake
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Higher education Green Paper: what it means for teaching

Higher education Green Paper: what it means for teaching | Politics of Education | Scoop.it
Government proposals will be detrimental not just to scholarship but to quality teaching in higher education, says Joanna Williams
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