This response to the Green Paper focuses primarily on the proposals in ‘Part A: Teaching Excellence, Quality and Social Mobility’. Written by members of the Department of Educational Research, led by Paul Ashwin.
The new computing curriculum in England: Why was it introduced? How will this affect school pupils? How will pupils develop these important computing skills? Will the initiative be effective?
With advances in technology and shifts in the demographics of people attending university, the campus experience is changing. We’re taking a look at how students have traditionally experienced university across the globe, and how that’s evolving in each region.
Details are still emerging of the scale of destruction on the heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Now work is beginning by archaeologists at Oxford and Harvard, determined to create a digital record of the ancient sites that remain. They are planning to get thousands of 3D cameras into Syria and Iraq that can be used by people on the ground to take 3D images of the countries' cultural heritage.
Can’t remember the name of the two elements that scientist Marie Curie discovered? Or who won the 1945 UK general election? Or how many light years away the sun is from the earth? Ask Google.
Global higher education underwent a period of remarkable change in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Five key trends affecting universities around the world illustrate how, despite increased access to information, our understanding of higher education remains limited.
Have you ever played with the accessibility settings on your phone or tablet? Or perhaps you have had good reason to explore them to help you, your family or friends to access material on the internet? What you may not realise is that the accessibility settings on these devices can represent a huge breakthrough for children, young people and adults with impairments.
Paul Davies reflects on his evaluation of the Future for Heroes programme.