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PGCE team receives VC Teaching Award 2020

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2020

The PGCE team have been awarded a 2020 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award based on their sustained excellent teaching over a number of years.

Welcome to Professor Carole Torgerson

Posted on Thursday 26 November 2020

The Department of Education is delighted to welcome Professor Carole Torgerson.

Award for early career researcher

Posted on Monday 23 November 2020

A former postdoctoral researcher at York has won a prestigious award for her work conducted in the Department of Education at York.

Children who miss out on baby talk not necessarily disadvantaged by age 11, research suggests

Posted on Saturday 14 November 2020

Babies and toddlers who miss out on high quality early talk and communication at home are not necessarily left at a permanent disadvantage, a new study suggests.

Understanding patterns of access to postgraduate education in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2020

The Sutton Trust commissions a report on social inequalities and postgraduate education to York academics

Fan Studies Network Conference - Theme Park Politics and Representation in Disney

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2020

PhD Student, Jess Gibson discusses Disney representation in films and theme parks

Congratulations, class of 2020!

Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2020

Many congratulations to all our graduands on your virtual graduation day!

Teachers 'misunderstood and vilified' during Covid-19

Posted on Monday 3 August 2020

Dr Kathryn Asbury and Dr Lisa Kim research how teachers feel they have been wrongly presented as whingeing and 'work-shy' during the pandemic.

Funding boost for modern foreign languages centre

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2020

The University of York has been awarded £1.45m of government funding to continue its work to support foreign language teaching in schools.

Success in 2020 Green Impact Awards

Posted on Monday 27 July 2020

Double success as Department of Education and UYSEG receive awards this year.

Master’s degree loan scheme boosts inclusivity, study finds

Posted on Friday 24 July 2020

A loan scheme has enabled more graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress onto studying for a masters, a major new study has found.

Exclusions in English schools should be used as a last resort

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020

Education PhD student, Laura Oxley and co-author, Dr John Tillson from Liverpool Hope University research shows the need for exclusion policies to be re-examined before the full return to school after the Coronavirus pandemic.

York academics lead report into future of social science PhDs

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020

Researchers at the University of York are to lead a review of social science PhDs to ensure the next generation of social scientists remain world-leading and contribute to research in a fast-changing landscape.

Clémentine Beauvais announced as French translator of J.K. Rowling's new novel

Posted on Friday 5 June 2020

J.K. Rowling's new children's novel The Ickabog is currently coming out for free in instalments with the French version, being published by Gallimard in book form in November.

Study casts doubt on usefulness of Ofsted ratings

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2020

The usefulness of Ofsted ratings as guides for parents and students in choosing a secondary school has been called into question by the findings of a new study.

Dr Sarah Olive chairs online launch of podcast 'Women and Shakespeare'

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2020

The event featured a streaming of the podcast, with an introduction, followed by discussion led by the creator of the Women and Shakespeare, Dr Varsha Panjwani (NYU) and Dr Sarah Olive.

Lockdown for SEND children

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2020

Dr Umar Toseeb and Dr Kathryn Asbury lead a team from York following the experiences of SEND families since the beginning of lockdown.

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies to explore Citizenship across nations

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020

Department of Education’s undergraduate students collaborate with their counterparts in Pakistan and Norway.

Coronavirus: dealing with anxiety and mental health

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020

Dr Dusana Dorjee looks at ways of turning anxiety into positive mental health habits.

Former Education student releases book to support students with chronic illnesses

Posted on Thursday 6 February 2020

Pippa Stacey has released her non-fiction book titled ‘University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide’.

Dr Clémentine Beauvais goes viral on French site Brut

Posted on Monday 27 January 2020

A video interview for the popular French online media platform, Brut, went viral last week.

Congratulations to our CReLLU PhD students

Posted on Monday 20 January 2020

Our Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CReLLU) student, Jelena O'Reilly successfully defended her PhD theses and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

Congratulations to our CRESJ PhD students

Posted on Monday 20 January 2020

Our Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) student, Paulina Bronfman successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.