Graphic novel changes pupils’ environmental behaviour

A graphic novel based on the life of conservationist John Muir has proven to shift young people’s attitudes towards and connection to the natural world, according to a recent study. The novel, free copies of which were sent to every secondary school in Scotland last year, was intended to help

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Understanding Autism

With the number of young people being diagnosed with autism on the rise, it’s crucial that teachers get a solid understanding of what the condition entails and what they can do to support learners to achieve their full potential – but where do you start? We find out more about

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A quarter of pupils face prejudice-based bullying

By Lindsay Duncan A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has shown the level of prejudice-based bullying in Scottish secondary schools. The research, conducted by LGBT Youth Scotland and respectme, spoke to 1,250 pupils and 330 teachers throughout Scotland. The research uncovered that one in four pupils were

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Teachers still held back by ‘red tape’

A new report from the Curriculum for Excellence Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy in schools has shown that Scotland’s teaching staff are still being held back by ‘pointless’ red tape from assessment, self-evaluation and planning relating to CfE. A follow-up from the November 2013 initial report from the Working Group,

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“It’s important that our pupils are informed citizens”

Teacher Mary Penderleith, of Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen, shares her summer experience of teaching and mentoring in Rwanda with the Wood Foundation’s Global Learning Partnerships programme I’d always wanted to teach abroad. Global Learning Partnerships offered the chance to go abroad for a period of time and it was in the summer holidays. Rwanda is

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