Guardian Unlimited: Education

Distribuir contido The Guardian
Latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
Actualizado: fai 1 día 25 min

Three ways teachers can wind down effectively after a long term

Xov, 18/12/2014 - 08:00

The Christmas break is finally here, so how can teachers make sure they leave work in the classroom? Neurologist Judy Willis shares her advice

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Pakistan attack reveals the truth about terrorism: it kills more poor Muslims than rich westerners

Xov, 18/12/2014 - 04:24

In 2013, 12 people died in terrorist attacks in the west compared with 22,000 in non-western countries. How can poor Muslims escape the scourge of Islamist extremism?

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Ref 2014: which subjects are producing the best research?

Xov, 18/12/2014 - 01:10

Science departments in UK universities have the highest proportion of excellent research, while health studies come out top for their impact success

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Oxford overtakes Cambridge as Britain’s top research university

Xov, 18/12/2014 - 01:01
Results of two-year-long assessment of universities’ research output will determine division of funding

See the full university rankings here Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

University Research Excellence Framework 2014 – the full rankings

Xov, 18/12/2014 - 01:00

The Research Excellence Framework (Ref) is a quality measure of universities’ academic work, which will decide how much funding they receive for the next six years. Funding experts Research Fortnight created ‘power rankings’ based on how they assessed each university.

Research Fortnight weighted the figures by staff numbers and then created the following metrics:

Quality Index: a weighting of the university’s score based on the expected funding allocation (75% to 4* research and 25% to 3*)
Power rating: how the university’s Quality Index score relates to the top performing university – in this case Oxford
Market share: how much Research Fortnight predicts the university will get of the overall available funding next year based on its results

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

We need Red Cross protection for all our schools

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 21:25
After the horror of Peshawar, the world must ensure that classrooms never become instruments of war Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Christmas wind down: 12 handy lesson resources to get you to the end of term

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 18:54

We’ve found 12 marvellously festive lesson ideas that combine seasonal frivolity with an educational twist

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Student raises thousands of pounds for homeless man who offered her money

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 13:13

A Preston art student raises over £20,000 for a homeless man who tried to help her get home safely

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

How to survive the worst moments of learning a language

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 13:03

From talking on the phone for the first time to using local slang and being faced with a wall of laughter, Erica Buist on how to get over some of the most painful language mistakes

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

UK universities prepare to find out how research activity has been rated

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 11:33
Vice-chancellors will discover results of research excellence framework, which determines distribution of £2bn in funding
Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Festive films to murder mysteries: 7 things to keep students busy this Christmas

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 11:02

From baking together to visiting Christmas markets, there are plenty of ways to keep your son or daughter from getting bored over the festive season

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

I hope new special needs money makes councils listen to children like mine

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 08:00
Until everyone understands the invisible impairments children have, I will fight on for them to be heard Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

REF 2014: why is it such a big deal?

Mér, 17/12/2014 - 08:00

Results from this week’s research audit will determine universities’ funding and reputation for years to come

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Labour calls for transparency on gender pay gap across UK

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 17:27
258 MPs back legislation to make big companies publish differences between pay of male and female employees Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

A winter’s tale: don't overlook the value of drama in school

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 16:58

As head of drama Phil King prepares for his school’s annual Christmas show, he explains why theatre is unique in they way it prepares students for further study and work

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Research excellence framework 2014: the postmortem – live chat

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 16:05

Join us 19 December from 12-2pm GMT to discuss whether the Ref is an effective way to audit research in UK universities

Conversations about the research excellence framework (Ref) tend to generate eyeball rolling, long sighs, and a sense of uneasiness.

The UK government distributes £1.6bn of public money in research funding, so it’s inevitable that there will be some form of mechanism for assessing the quality of research in UK universities. But the decision to replace the RAE with the Ref in 2008 – which saw the inclusion of measuring the impact of research – was met with heavy criticism from academics.

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 14:16

We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia

Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff
Bullying in universities: three staff members share their stories

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Buyers’ training: teaching children to be good consumers

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 13:30

Financial literacy, included in the National Curriculum for the first time, is predicted to change spending and saving behaviour

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 12:08
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade

When will minority ethnic lawyers get the top jobs?

Mar, 16/12/2014 - 11:12

The legal profession is making efforts to open its doors to minority ethnic graduates – but the most senior roles remain out of reach

Continue reading...
Categorías: Educación, Universidade