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Boosting language learning: Tes interview with Professor Marsden

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2022

Professor Emma Marsden explains how teachers can improve their delivery of MFL lessons and therefore boost uptake

Department ranked 5th in the UK in REF 2021

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2022

York’s Department of Education is the 5th strongest education department in the UK for research according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

The view from schools on UK climate change policy

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2022

New research into the attitudes of pupils and teachers towards the UK government's new sustainability and climate change strategy published.

Impact of family background on children’s education unchanged in a century, research reveals

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2022

The family background of UK children still influences their educational achievements at primary school as much as it did nearly one hundred years ago, a major new study has revealed.

Gaming Grammar proves popular with language pupils

Posted on Friday 25 March 2022

Use of a code-cracking online game designed to help pupils learn modern foreign language grammar has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months.

Study casts doubt on benefits of grammar teaching in helping children learn to write

Posted on Friday 4 March 2022

Lessons on grammar are a key feature of the national curriculum taught in England’s primary schools, but they don’t appear to help children to learn to write, new research reveals.

York research centre plays key role in new reforms to GCSE Languages

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2022

Experts from the Department's National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy have played a key role behind major changes to the way GCSE languages are taught.

Sexual harassment in Higher Education research

Posted on Friday 19 November 2021

Research by CRESJ's Dr Anna Bull into sexual harassment in higher education has featured in a number of news outlets in light of Al Jazeera's Degrees of Abuse investigation which found that universities were failing to adequately deal with complaints of staff sexual harassment.

UYSEG research highlights the issue of sustainability in education during COP26

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2021

A Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability, co-led by Dr Lynda Dunlop of the University of York Science Education Group and Dr Elizabeth Rushton of King's College London, was launched by BERA on 1 November.

What could a longer school day mean for teachers?

Posted on Monday 8 November 2021

Dr Lisa Kim and Professor Kathryn Asbury write about the potential impact extending the school day would have on teachers, a strategy being considered to mitigate potential learning losses from the pandemic.