ESWCE Research Rankings On The Rise

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The publication of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 today has indicated some very good results for the School with the disciplines of both Education and Social Work having significantly better submissions than the last research assessment exercise in 2008.   In Education, over 80% of research has been rated as internationally excellent or world leading.  The percentage of Education papers submitted receiving the highest two ratings was 4th in the UK behind Sheffield, Oxford and King’s College. Our overall ranking across the UK moved  from 54th in 2008 to 30th ...

Success for Innovative Programme Initiative

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Mrs Susan Buckman and Dr Linda Walker from ESWCE, in collaboration with Dr Lorraine Anderson from CASTLE recently won a sought after place on the Higher Education Academy (HEA), ‘Embedding Employability into the Curriculum’ programme. As part of the HEAs wider Strategic Enhancement Programme, this opportunity will provide support to enhance the innovative work already being undertaken across both parts of the university. Speaking of the potential benefits of the programme, Susan said, ‘We see this project providing a unique opportunity to collaborate with others across the UK to achieve g...

Book co-edited by Professor John Baldacchino

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Professor John Baldacchino, has recently co-edited a new book on the philosopher of education, Kenneth Wain. ‘My Teaching, My Philosophy. Kenneth Wain: A Lifelong Engagement with Education’ This is Professor Baldacchino’s tenth book, having published, earlier this year a single authored volume on John Dewey, titled John Dewey: Liberty and the Pedagogy of Disposition (Springer 2014). ‘My Teaching, My Philosophy’ brings together twenty of the most prominent thinkers on education, philosophy, art, and literature to converse with the philosopher of education Kenneth Wain and the ...

School forges links with Gbowee Peace Foundation

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The University of Dundee recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee with an honorary degree on Friday 20th June. Speaking of Leymah and her furtherance of social work and community development, Professor Tim Kelly, Dean of the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, said, ‘Ms Gbowee is an inspirational woman and the School looks forward to continued collaborations with her Foundation. Her commitment to peace and social justice resonate with our professions.’ Leymah Gbowee was a single mother of four, living in the war-ravaged nation of Liberia, struggling to fee...

ERASMUS Students Share Unique Insight into Studying at Dundee

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Two of the School's very creative Erasmus exchange students from Belgium recently presented the fruits of their labour in the form of a International Student Guide to Studying at Dundee. This innovative document draws on their joint experience as students in Dundee whilst studying with the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education programme. Raisa and Cindy who are enrolled at the teacher education department of Thomas More University in Kempen, Belgium describe their reasons for choosing Dundee, ‘We are the first students from our school to go abroad to Dundee. We even are the first Erasmus exchang...