A decade of Girlguiding UK research reveals changing demands in education

2018 marks 10 years of the Girlguiding UK Girls’ Attitudes Survey. The survey asks girls and young women aged seven-21 their opinions on growing up as a girl.  Within the survey questions are split into seven categories: education, leadership, aspirations and role models, appearance pressures, happiness and wellbeing, social action, safety and socialising and growing up as a girl today. […]

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The power of music in education

Learning comes in various shapes and forms for students. Some are instantly invested in the classroom environment and others take time to adjust. In certain instances, pupils may be completely disconnected to learning. ARTISTIC DIRECTION COOL Music is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound, founded by Jordan Butler. It has developed a programme […]

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Bòrd na Gàidhlig The Year Ahead

Bòrd na Gàidhlig a’ coimhead air adhart agus fios mu taic ionmhais a tha ri faighinn airson phròiseactan ann an roinn an Fhoghlaim Bòrd na Gàidhlig looks ahead to some developments in Gaelic Education and some of the funding opportunities available to the education sector Dìleab An T-Siorraidh Dìleab An T-Siorraidh is a new project in the Western Isles, which was […]

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Back to school at the University of West Scotland

Teachers spend all day moulding young minds, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to brush up on their own skills. There are so many courses out there to pick from – and studying and teaching at the same time can be a challenge. We speak to David Paterson, a Biology and Science high school teacher, who also teaches Health […]

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British children facing handwriting crisis

Recent national newspaper reports have stated that children are starting school without the hand strength to use a pencil due to an increasing use of technology from a young age. This follows reports over the last few years that children of senior school age are struggling with poor handwriting, which has a knock-on effect on their exam results due to […]

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