Review shows benefits of online and blended learning

| 2020, reasearch

Girls perform better than boys and “low ability” children make the biggest achievement gains when taught using online and blended learning techniques, according to research led by the University of Dundee. Online learning became commonplace during lockdown and will play an increasing role in curricula in future as teachers seek to harness digital technology to deliver an efficient and effective 21st century education for pupils and students. Professor Keith Topping, from the University’s School of Education and Social Work, led a review of research looking at online and blended ...

MA Education students write about recent practicum experiences for IB Global Newsletter

| 2020

Following their virtual practicum experience last semester, some of our International Baccalaureate (IB) Pathway students on the MA Education course have been writing about their experiences for the IB's Global Newsletter. Their writing is also being published as a series on the IB Community Blog, along with contributions from Jane Whittle, the Head of Primary at the International School of Como in Italy, and Nikki Doig, Lecturer in Education here at the University of Dundee. Nikki said "We are super proud of our students, who continue to work above and beyond the expectations of their studies." ...

New book chapter: Multilingualism from a monolingual habitus

| 2020, research

A new book chapter from a member of our staff has been released recently. ‘Multilingualism from a monolingual habitus: the view from Scotland’, was written by Argyro Kanaki, a Lecturer in Education within our School at the University of Dundee.   The chapter appears in Multilingualism and Politics, Revisiting Multilingual Citizenship, edited by K. Strani (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). The edited book makes a significant contribution to the relatively under-explored field of multilingualism and politics, approaching the topic from two key perspectives: multilingualism in politics, and ...

Top downloaded article success in British Journal of Special Education

| 2020, research

Dianne Cantali, Lecturer in Education at the University of Dundee, had some great success recently with an article she had published in the British Journal of Special Education (BJSE). Dianne’s article on 'Moving to secondary school for children with ASN: a systematic review of international literature', initially appeared in the March 2019 edition of the BJSE, and she was informed recently that it was among the top 10% most downloaded papers from the journal. Among work published between January 2018 and December 2019, Dianne’s article received some of the most downloads in the 12 months follo...

DUSA Student Led Teaching Awards 2020

| 2020

Our warmest congratulations go to Alyssa Faulkner and Gillian Horribine who were announced as winners in awards given out recently by DUSA (Dundee University Students Association). Alyssa, who graduated last month with a First Class Honours in BA Community Learning and Development, was announced as Student President of the Year. Gillian, a Lecturer in Education, won the 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Welfare' award in the DUSA Student Led Teaching Awards. Every year, DUSA host the Student Led Teaching Awards to recognise the achievements of University of Dundee staff and give thanks to those who have...