The Art of Educating

The government believes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are the secret to the UK’s success but are we missing a huge opportunity by overlooking the arts? Christine Toner reports. A year ago Prime Minister Theresa May announced her industrial strategy. The plan, she said, was to boost the effectiveness ...

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Mobile Classroom

By Christine Toner A useful educational tool or an unnecessary distraction? Educate takes a look at the use of mobile phones in the classroom Last month the French government implemented a new rule across its education system. Following through on a promise made by President Macron during his election campaign, it was billed ...

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A different degree

Practical on the job training or an academic achievement? Students no longer have to decide, as Christine Toner reports. It’s always been a choice students have faced when considering their next step - choose a vocational based training programme via an apprenticeship or gain a higher education qualification with a university ...

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All change for students

Every summer brings with it nerves and anticipation for those students sitting exams. This year however those nerves were heightened as A-levels and GCSEs were overhauled and students - and teachers - were facing the unknown, Christine Toner reports. Five years ago, then education secretary Michael Gove announced plans to overhaul ...

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