Minecraft: On the Waterfront

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Derek Robertson’s work in the field of computer games and learning when he was National Adviser for Emerging Technologies with Education Scotland, is an area of research that he is looking to continue now that he is with the School of  ESWCE. His current research project has seen him partner with CECHR and Dr Deepak Gopinath from Town Planning, and colleagues at Dundee City Council in order to explore how the game Minecraft, can be used as the culturally relevant digital framework in which an exploration of local context can be explored. The project: Minecraft: On the Waterfront, involves 25 up...

Addressing the effects of military and domestic violence in the Middle East

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Levant TV is a Middle Eastern  online television based in London and broadcasting in English. It covers the moderate Middle Eastern culture with a Levantine flavour. Levant TV is licensed by the UK’s communication regulator Ofcom. This Episode explores the nature of child abuse in the Middle East. As part of the programme, Dr Barron talks about both military and domestic trauma exposure, the consequences for children and the routes to recovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8857b_yiX8ks Please be aware of the sensitive nature of this Program - viewer discretion is advised.   Dr Bar...

Meeting between BEd4 students and foreign Teaching Assistants from Angus and Dundee.

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It is becoming a major feature of junior school education that younger children are learning all about other countries in Europe, particularly, and the wider world in general. This shift in theme for primary school teachers and managers is absorbing energy, time and teaching resources in a way that few changes have done in the past. An essential feature in the package of change is close, frequent and open contact between Scottish pupils and their counterparts in foreign classrooms. This is simpler now that children and teachers have the electronic means for daily contact at their disposal, and schools are...

Two New Books From World Leading Researcher Professor Keith Topping

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Professor Keith Topping is currently in the process of writing two books aimed at furthering educational practice. The first, “Effective Peer Learning: From principles to practical implementation” aims to create a structure to support peer learning as is described in the focus of the book:                 “Propositions for structuring peer interactions in classes in order to foster learning. Making learners work together is encouraged by many pedagogical approaches. Nevertheless, time devoted to learners’ int...

Appointment to Adviser for Education with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission UK

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  Professor Divya Jindal-Snape has been appointed as an Adviser for Education with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission UK from January 2015 to December 2017.   She will join other advisers who play a critical role in assessment of applications from candidates in their own academic discipline and fields closely related to it.    The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year. The CSC aims to contribute to the UK’s internati...