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Competition win will help commercialise teacher selection project

Posted on Monday 28 June 2021

An educational psychologist from the University of York has won the top prize of £50,000 following a six-month training programme designed to help turn his research concept into a business venture.

Double fellowship success

Posted on Sunday 27 June 2021

We are delighted to welcome two research fellows to the department this Autumn: Dr Zoe Baker and Dr Gill Francis.

Government loans widen access to PG study but rising tuition fees risk wiping out progress

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021

Government loans to cover the cost of postgraduate study have increased access - but rising tuition fees risk wiping out these gains, according to new research.

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship award for Professor von Stumm

Posted on Monday 17 May 2021

Professor Sophie von Stumm has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy to explore the idea of ‘personalised’ education.

Research identifies impact of Covid-19 on socio-emotional wellbeing, and language and communication in early years pupils

Posted on Wednesday 12 May 2021

A team of researchers led by Dr Louise Tracey in the Department of Education’s Psychology in Education Research Centre are investigating the relationship between Reception children’s experiences of the pandemic and their socio-emotional wellbeing, language, and numeracy skills.

Professor Robert Slavin 1950 - 2021

Posted on Thursday 6 May 2021

We were saddened to hear of the death of Prof Robert (Bob) Slavin last month.

Our Undergraduate students succeed on York Leaders programme

Posted on Monday 12 April 2021

Education second year undergraduate students undertook the York Leaders programme virtually this year due to the pandemic providing students with the chance to connect beyond their department and to have some form of extra-curricular activity.

Professor Ian Lister: In Memoriam

Posted on Friday 9 April 2021

We are very sorry to announce that Emeritus Professor Ian Lister passed away on 27 March 2021, aged 86. Ian worked in the Department of Education from 1967 to 2000, which included a period as the longest-serving Head of Department (1974 - 1995).

A Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2021

What could the future of education for environmental sustainability look like?

Dr Sarah Olive to talk at online Shakespeare, Race, and Pedagogy conference

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2021

Celebrating British Shakespeare Association magazine, Teaching Shakespeare, reaching it's 20th issue and tenth year since its inception in 2021.