2015 News

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Postgraduate funding

Posted on Thursday 24 December 2015

UK Government postgraduate loan scheme and York graduate loyalty discount.

Chinese Professor visit

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015

The Department of Education was delighted to welcome Professor Xiandong Yu from Zhengzhou University, China.

Promoting intercultural experiences

Posted on Thursday 3 December 2015

In the autumn of 2015, Department of Education appointed Jayme Scally as an International Community Co-ordinator - a new role created to ensure that masters’ students in the department have a full intercultural experience while studying at York.

New MA in Social Justice and Education

Posted on Wednesday 11 November 2015

The Department of Education is taking applications for our new MA in Social Justice and Education.

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Mindsets of postgraduate students enrolled on teaching-​focused courses

Posted on Friday 6 November 2015

National differences in mindset among students who plan to be teachers are examined in a PERC paper published in the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

Student selected for the Korean Games

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015

Congratulations to Education third year student Liuk Park on being selected to play football in the 96th Korean Games taking place in October at Kang-won-do (Il-Won).

Congratulations to our four funded PhD students who will start in October 2015.

Posted on Friday 25 September 2015

The Department was pleased to have a really strong field to select from.

BERA conference 2015

Posted on Monday 14 September 2015

Eight York academics and research students will represent the Department at the British Educational Research Association conference in Belfast from 15 to 17 September.

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Helping young people to understand and take part in contemporary society

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2015

Professor Ian Davies spoke about the importance of focusing on a contemporary society in citizenship education programmes, in an interview given at the National Institute of Education Singapore conference Redesigning Pedagogy 2015.

EUROSLA Yearbook 2015

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2015

Research from the EUROSLA 2014 annual conference held at the University of York has been published, edited by Leah Roberts, Kevin McManus, Norbert Vanek and Danijela Trenkic.

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Education academic elected President of EuroSLA

Posted on Friday 4 September 2015

Dr Danijela Trenkic has been elected President of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA)

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Department of Education rated highly in league tables

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Education at York is ranked in the top ten of both the Guardian University Guide and the Complete University Guide 2016 league tables for Education.

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New editions of Salters’ Advanced A-Level science materials

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

The University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) have published the 3rd editions of their Salters’ Advanced A-Level science courses for Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

ERC-funded job opportunities

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

The Psychology in Education Research Centre is advertising two positions ...

Successful bid to develop games for foreign language learning

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Dr Emma Marsden is to lead an Education games project as part of an £18 million Digital Creativity (DC) Hub at the University of York, which aims to harness cutting edge research in digital games and interactive media to benefit society.

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Tackling Cyberbullying of teachers

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

Professor Chris Kyriacou and Dr Antonio Zuin are calling for professionals to work together to combat online bullying of teachers.

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Links between university attended and graduates’ future prospects

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

Dr Paul Wakeling is supporting calls for more scrutiny of graduates’ prospects, following his study showing variations in access to top positions for graduates.

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Funding landed for teaching of genomics research review

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2015

A ‘landscape study’ of current research and development work on the teaching of genomics in schools is to be carried out by the University of York Science Education Group, thanks to £36k funding from the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Public Engagement team.

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Selecting the teachers of tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the inter-personal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.

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UG student lands Institute of Ideas scholarship

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

Undergraduate Education student Joshua Stubbs has won a prestigious scholarship to attend the Institute of Ideas Academy 2015.

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Top ten positions in two national league tables

Posted on Monday 1 June 2015

Education at York is ranked in the top ten of both the Guardian University Guide and the Complete University Guide 2016 league tables for Education.

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Educational transitions BPS conference symposium

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Members of the York PERC group examined educational transitions, from a range of psychological perspectives, in a symposium at the British Psychological Society annual conference.

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Citizenship, character and values education Singapore talk

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

Around 1,000 policy makers, teachers and researchers will hear from Professor Ian Davies on ‘Education for a better world: the struggle for social justice in the 21st century’ at an international conference in Singapore.

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York Masters Opportunity Scholarship final call

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Apply by 25 May for one of 60 scholarships worth £10,000 each, available for current final year undergraduate UK/EU students who are looking to study a taught masters in 2015.

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Science Education teacher a ‘cut above’

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

Director of the Salters’ Advanced Chemistry project and teacher training science curriculum programme leader Chris Otter has been named in the Times Education Supplement as ‘a ball of energy and one of the most enthusiastic teachers I worked with’.

Equality Challenge Unit
Supporting equality and diversity in higher education

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

Head of Policy at Equality Challenge Unit Gary Loke was the main speaker at an Equality and HE: issues, ideas and initiatives seminar hosted by the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice.

Deadline extended for PhD scholarship

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Part of an ESRC White Rose DTC Network, the studentship will focus on “Understanding and enhancing reading and language skills in children learning English as an additional language.”

Selecting the teachers of tomorrow

Posted on Monday 16 March 2015

A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the inter-personal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.

Why is social mobility so low and what can we do about it?

Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Sutton Trust Chief Executive Dr Lee Elliot Major explored how low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity affect talented children from poorer backgrounds, in a public lecture hosted by the Department and RCSS.

Mapping the meaning: making grammar matter to help progression in foreign language learning

Posted on Friday 6 March 2015

Local teachers are benefiting from an introduction to a learning approach that boosts young people’s understanding and use of foreign language grammar, run by Dr Emma Marsden and final year Education PhD student Rowena Hanan.

Dr Bill Soden
Student feedback and impact on critical writing success research

Posted on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Congratulations to Department of Education colleague Dr Bill Soden who has successfully defended his thesis, ‘The role of written feedback in the development of critical academic writing’.

University of York Science Education Group Network

Posted on Wednesday 18 February 2015

Are you a teacher interested in using research in your classroom, taking part in research, or doing your own research in science education?

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Gender stereotypes make teenagers more accepting of violence

Posted on Thursday 12 February 2015

Senior Lecturer Dr Vanita Sundaram discusses how teenagers' opinions about when violence is acceptable or not can be influenced by the way they perceive the relationships between men and women.

Does space flight inspire school students?

Posted on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Science Education researchers at York with The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will focus on British astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station in November.

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Research student's work in print

Posted on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Daniel Xerri, a PhD student at the Department of Education, has just published a chapter in a new book called Making Poetry Happen: Transforming the Poetry Classroom.

Research students launch new blog

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

PhD students in the Department of Education have set up a site to share education research and current issues in education.

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Honour for science education pioneer

Posted on Monday 5 January 2015

Professor Robin Millar, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Education, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.