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'I'd like to teach the world to sign': University's Makaton project goes global

Music and sign language are bringing children around the world together in harmony thanks to an eTwinning project conceived at the University of Dundee. Youngsters from more than 40 countries have contributed clips of them singing and signing along to popular songs with Makaton as part of a project to break down cultural barriers and promote inclusion. The initiative, known as ‘Hands of the World’, has been coordin...

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension in the UK according to major survey

The largest literacy study ever conducted in the UK and Ireland has shown that Scottish pupils had the joint greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, alongside Northern Ireland. The annual What Kids are Reading Report, analysed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Keith Topping, was written using data compiled by literacy and assessment provider Renaissance UK. The study analysed the reading ...