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...

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...

Stephen Fry Award 2015 shared by Five Million Questions and FIRST team

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  The University of Dundee's Five Million Questions (5MQ) initiative and the FIRST team led by Alyson Leslie have been named as the joint winners of the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2015. They received their awards as part of the University’s annual Discovery Days event at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill on Friday, 9th January. The FIRST: Fatality Investigation and Review Studies team have created the Ruby Review, a unique system that brings together multiple agencies to review the circumstances of every child’s death. The system, named in memory...

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...