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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Teachers in Film

We’ve seen a plethora of teachers in films and on TV through the ages – have any of them influenced your career choice? Cait Thomson takes a look at some of the most iconic teachers – good or bad – that have graced our screens and inspired legions of teachers in what to do, and what not to do, in […]

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Interactive Learning

  Teachers far and wide are embracing the gadgets and gizmos that their students love so much and using them in lessons. We find out more about how you can get involved… From their iPhones and tablet computers to Facebook and BBM, asking a student to give up their favourite technological outlets is the teenage equivalent of requesting that they […]

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