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2020

The pandemic has made educators move to remote learning at an unprecedented scale – research concludes that might not be a bad thing

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Remote and blended approaches to teacher education can be as effective as face-to-face approaches concludes a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd September 2020

An examination system fit for purpose in the Covid-19 era? Time for real system leadership in education

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Colin Diamond discusses adaptive leadership for schools in the COVID-19 era.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Impact of Covid-19 has created stark discrepancies in students' experiences of taking A Levels says new study

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Research from the University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham has indicated some stark discrepancies in students' experiences of taking A Levels this year.
Date:
Tuesday 11th August 2020

Surjit and foster carer Helen provide support for vulnerable people during lockdown

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Surjit, a young man with autism and Helen his foster carer and also an ACER student on the MEd course have been busy during the lock down period providing support to vulnerable people.
Date:
Wednesday 5th August 2020

'Journal of Philosophy in Schools' has moved to the University of Birmingham

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The Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) has a new home and a new look!
Date:
Thursday 23rd July 2020

All work and no play? Why children need play during Covid-19

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By Dr Anita Soni, Academic and professional tutor, School of Education, University of Birmingham and Oliver Wilson, Head Teacher, Woodhouse Primary School (and University of Birmingham ITE alumnus).
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2020

Birmingham ranked tenth in the UK for Education

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In the latest Complete University Guide 2021, programmes within the School of Education have been ranked tenth in the UK, moving up three places from last year.
Date:
Monday 15th June 2020

Business as usual? Race, white privilege and COVID-19

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By Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice & Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Education.
Date:
Thursday 4th June 2020

Constructing a new reality: leadership lessons from other times of crisis

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Madeleine Findon provides insights into recent research in educational leadership in times of conflict and natural disasters.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2020

Constructing a new reality: leadership lessons from other times of crisis

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By Dr Madeleine Findon, Lecturer in Educational Leadership, School of Education.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2020

Re-opening Schools– why I think it is too much of a risk to all

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In this Social Sciences blog, Colin Diamond considers the risks posed by reopening schools
Date:
Tuesday 26th May 2020

Character in a time of crisis

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By Benjamin Miller, Research Fellow, Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues, University of Birmingham
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2020

Education project launched to understand Birmingham learning at home during COVID-19

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The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council are working together to study the implications of the shutdown on schools, teachers, pupils and parents due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2020

The importance of the 'great outdoors'

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By Victoria Saunders, Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education, School of Education.
Date:
Thursday 21st May 2020

Remote working for schools brings a whole set of new challenges for school leaders in the Middle East

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Colin Diamond writes for 'Teach Middle East' on the problems of home schooling during COVID-19
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2020

Opportunities and Challenges in Online Learning: A Case Study from The Jubilee Centre

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The Jubilee Centre has launched a new on-line course on character and leadership which, in its first month, has attracted over 1,000 students from 33 countries.
Date:
Wednesday 13th May 2020

Re-opening English Primary Schools Safely from 1st June: mission impossible?

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Colin Diamond reflects on government advice regarding the reopening of primary schools
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2020

How can parents help autistic children to reduce anxiety during isolation?

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By Professor Karen Guldberg, Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER)
Date:
Wednesday 29th April 2020

Teacher Training and Attention in Autism

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How support our research into understanding how attention can be assessed and taught for children with autism
Date:
Tuesday 28th April 2020

Supporting parent-teachers: five lessons from home schooling

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Colin Diamond sets out five lessons from home schooling to help schools support parents to be the best teachers they can be during lockdown
Date:
Friday 17th April 2020
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