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Education alumni in Christmas University Challenge

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2022

Alumni of the Department of Education make up half of the University of York University Challenge team for the forthcoming Christmas special series.

Teacher Success Project double celebrations

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2022

The Teacher Success Project is celebrating after two recent awards.

Three new reports explore inequality in HE

Posted on Monday 12 December 2022

Researchers in the Department's Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice have released three reports in recent weeks focusing on inequality in different aspects of higher education.

Could online ‘games’ be answer to challenge of teacher recruitment?

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2022

Researchers at the University of York are testing whether online games and simulations might help in the recruitment of teachers - particularly from applicants with a background in STEM subjects.

Slow train coming? EDI in music higher education

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2022

A new report into equality, diversity and inclusion in music is published this week. Its authors Anna Bull, Diljeet Bhachu and Amy Blier-Carruthers argue to tackle the inequalities it reveals, EDI must be embedded into the discipline.

Social class still a barrier to progress, study shows

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022

Research by CRESJ's Dr Daniel McArthur and Dr Katharina Hecht, of Northeastern University in Boston, has shown that class background remains a barrier to accessing opportunities in later life, even among those who are successful.

University of York to host BAAL Annual Conference in August 2023

Posted on Monday 3 October 2022

The University of York will host the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Annual Conference from 23 to 25 August 2023.


Eduqas teams up with NCELP to develop new GCSEs in Modern Foreign Languages

Posted on Monday 26 September 2022

Eduqas awarding organisation to use NCELP word lists to create their GCSE examinations meaning NCELP resources will align with courses leading to these qualifications.

English Language Teaching Centre launches in Indonesia

Posted on Monday 1 August 2022

In partnership with colleagues from Universitas Negeri Surabaya's (UNESA) Department of English, Dr Andrzej Cirocki (UoY, Department of Education) has established the National Centre for English Language Teaching Materials Development (NCELTMAD) in Indonesia.

BERA Doctoral Fellowship success

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2022

Congratulations to Sarah Clayton who has been awarded the BERA doctoral fellowship.

Research reveals complexity of loneliness during lockdown

Posted on Friday 1 July 2022

A study exploring loneliness and solitude during lockdown highlights how different people experienced social restrictions as either “hell or bliss”.

Final chapter in journal editor role

Posted on Friday 1 July 2022

Thursday 30th June 2022 marked the last day of Professor Emma Marsden’s three-year term as Journal Editor of Language Learning, a scientific journal dedicated to the understanding of language learning, following her term as Associate Editor between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2019.

Inaugural lecture: Professor Jan Hardman

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2022

We celebrated Jan Hardman's professorship at her inaugural lecture, which took place on 16 June in the Church Lane Building.

University consortium tackles inequalities in access to PhD study

Posted on Thursday 26 May 2022

Universities from across Yorkshire have come together to improve access to doctoral study for graduates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Report finds reception children have fallen behind due to Covid-19 disruption

Posted on Tuesday 24 May 2022

Children starting school were less likely to meet the expected levels of development in 2021 than before the pandemic, new research suggests.

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.