Who wants to have fun? Children are not all the same, and neither are their science experiences

Lauren
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In this seminar, Lauren will share findings of her research, unique in being the first large-scale study in Scotland exploring children’s perceptions of science experiences beyond the teacher-led and their aspirations for these experiences.  Lauren will consider the evidence gathered from this work with a children’s rights-based methodology, in the context of the predominant narrative surrounding science experiences in Scotland.Lauren Boath has a background in teaching physics and science in secondary schools, and is now a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work....

New forum marks 50 years of Scottish social work

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A celebration of Scotland’s social work past is to be used as a launch pad to shape the sector’s future. Leading figures from within the field will meet at the University of Dundee on Thursday for ‘Talking Social Work’, a new professional forum aimed at debating key issues affecting the occupation. Dundee lecturing staff are to be joined by social workers from across Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth and Kinross for the inaugural meeting, to be held at the University’s Dalhousie Building. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, Tim Armstrong, ...

Accreditation of new route into teaching

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The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has accredited an innovative new route into teaching developed by the University of Dundee and the University of the Highlands and Islands. The university partnership was chosen as the successful bidder in the Scottish Government’s procurement exercise to create a 'genuinely new and distinct' route into teaching that is attractive to 'high-quality graduates' and career changers. The new pathway aims to alleviate the shortage of STEM teachers, complementing the 11 new routes into teaching already developed to tackle teacher recruitment challenges that h...

Ahtena SWAN Achieving Gender Balance in Education and Social Work

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The School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee, is hosting an Athena SWAN event to provide an opportunity to network, share experiences and discuss challenges and opportunities of working to achieve gender balance in our disciplines in Higher Education. The focus of the event will be on the disciplines of Education, Social Work and Community Learning and Development, and associated professional programmes, but relevant to all with an interest in and commitment to the principles of Athena SWAN. The event, taking place on Monday 27th August from 10.30am in the Dalhousie Building, will also pro...

Dundee ranked among UK's best universities for student satisfaction

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The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience. The survey asks students 27 questions across eight themes relating to their expe...