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Top ten for 4* world leading research

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

REF 2014 ranked University of York’s Department of Education in the top ten in the country for proportion of 4* world leading research.

New education video asks 'can postgraduate research change anything'?

Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The Department of Education has recently completed a video aimed at giving a flavour of postgraduate and research work being carried out.

New PhD in TESOL

Posted on Monday 8 December 2014

Our new PhD in TESOL emphasises state-of-the-art second and foreign language research.

Autumn Statement: the experts respond

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

Access to higher education researcher Dr Paul Wakeling comments on the postgraduate loans announcement in the budget.

Over 97% of our recent graduates are in work or further study.

Posted on Monday 1 December 2014

The latest DLHE survey highlights the success of our recent graduates.

York academic speaks at prestigious bio-ethics seminar.

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Dr Kathryn Asbury leads a discussion on whether education should be personalised along genetic lines, at a workshop in New York.

PhD student wins award

Posted on Monday 10 November 2014

British Psychological Society Best Poster Prize awarded to Education PhD student

Departmental PhD awarded to Beth Bailey

Posted on Thursday 6 November 2014

Harnessing the potential of home languages in the primary classroom

Students benefiting from the York Masters Opportunities Scholars scheme

Posted on Monday 20 October 2014

Dr Paul Wakeling is leading the research underpinning HEFCE’s Postgraduate Support Scheme at York.

Why is educational achievement heritable?

Posted on Monday 13 October 2014

New research involving the University of York has found that the high heritability of exam grades reflects many genetically influenced traits such as personality, behaviour problems and self-efficacy, and not just intelligence.

Early modern revenge tragedy focus

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Professor John Jowett, Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute and a visiting researcher at the Humanities Research Centre at York, contributed to undergraduate seminars on early modern revenge tragedy and Shakespeare's The Tempest.


Posted on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Welcome to new students and hello again to those returning

PhD students presented at largest UK educational research conference

Posted on Friday 26 September 2014

Research into the factors shaping the reading identities of KS4 pupils were discussed at this year’s British Education Research Association conference.

EUROSLA annual conference takes place in York

Posted on Monday 22 September 2014

More than 260 international language experts met at York for the 24th annual conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA).

Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren’t the only languages that matter

Posted on Monday 22 September 2014

With less than half of 16-year-olds now taking a language at GCSE are we set to be a 'nation of monoglots'? Abigail Parrish, PhD researcher in languages education, and Florentina Taylor, Lecturer in Education, look at the issues.

ECU’s Gender equality charter mark: Bronze award holder. Addressing gender inequalities and imbalance in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Posted on Friday 12 September 2014

The University of York’s Department of Education has received national recognition under a new award scheme designed to address gender imbalance and underrepresentation in the arts, humanities and social sciences in higher education.

New Head of the Department of Education

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

Dr Beatrice Szczepek Reed appointed as new Head of Department, as Professor Judith Bennett takes over the prestigious Salters' Chair in Science Education.

Welcome to EUROSLA

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

The Department of Education welcomes over 200 delegates of the 24th annual conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) to University of York.

Department of Education rated highly by students

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

The latest National Student Survey gives the Department of Education the thumbs up.

Shortlisted for BPS book prize

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

‘G is for Genes’, co-authored by Dr Kathryn Asbury, has been selected for the final stage of the British Psychological Society’s annual Book Award.

When schoolyard bullying becomes cyberbullying

Posted on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Professors Chris Kyriacou and Antônio Zuin discuss why online abuse is so damaging for children.

Conversation analysis across cultures

Posted on Monday 4 August 2014

The Department of Education contributed to a Conversation Analysis Summer School, part of the White Rose Doctoral Training College training series.

Tests used to select people who make good doctors could work for teachers too

Posted on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Rob Klassen, Professor and Chair of the Psychology and Education Research Centre, explores whether situational judgement tests could be used to select good teachers.

Better at reading than maths? Don’t blame it all on your genes

Posted on Monday 14 July 2014

Lecturer in Psychology in Education, Kathryn Asbury, explores why she found maths tricky.

Future science and mathematics perceptions

Posted on Wednesday 2 July 2014

York team write report into future perceptions of science and mathematics for the Royal Society.

Helping to improve children’s language and communications skills

Posted on Monday 30 June 2014

Investigating ways to support children’s language and literacy development is the focus of Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane’s research.

Making York great

Posted on Monday 30 June 2014

Dr Nicholas McGuinn named as one of 50 people who have enhanced York's global reputation.

Departmental PhD Studentship now available for October 2014

Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Applications are invited for a Departmental PhD studentship comprising a stipend of £13,500 per year payable for three years, together with a waiver of the tuition fees.

Well done to all finalists

Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Congratulations to all our undergraduates on the recommendation for award of their degree.

CRESJ Summer Seminar 2014

Posted on Friday 20 June 2014

A discussion on the possibilities of quantitative secondary data analysis in addressing and informing educational issues

PhD student wins PGWT & research trip award

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

PhD student Laura Nicklin has been awarded a Postgraduate's Who Teach (PGWT) of the year award. This comes after recently winning a Santander International Connections Award to look at alternatives to incarceration for young offenders in the US.

Is postgraduate study still just for the elite?

Posted on Monday 16 June 2014

Dr Paul Wakeling looks at access to postgraduate study in an article for the Conversation news and views website, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Education academic wins top PhD supervisor award

Posted on Monday 9 June 2014

Dr Beatrice Szczepek Reed is the recipient of the first White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Supervisor of the Year Award.

Science busking outside the classroom

Posted on Monday 9 June 2014

PGCE students have been demonstrating practical science at the Tour de France Grand Depart and York Festival of Ideas.

Creating Citizenship Communities

Posted on Monday 2 June 2014

CRESJ members are co-authors of a new book focusing on how education can help young people understand contemporary society.

Cyberbullying in Schools

Posted on Monday 2 June 2014

Professors Chris Kyriacou and Antônio Zuin look at "What’s so different about cyberbullying?" in a background paper for a conference meeting in June.

Addressing the social problem of youth violence

Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Dr Vanita Sundaram has a new book published: Preventing Youth Violence: Rethinking the Role of Gender in Schools.

York education team boosts interest in school science

Posted on Thursday 22 May 2014

Science teaching in schools is being transformed with the help of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) which chalked up its 30th anniversary in 2013. So what’s their formula for success?

Mathematics Education Visiting Professor

Posted on Monday 19 May 2014

The Department is to host US Professor Elizabeth Burroughs, who has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to share best practice in mathematics education.

Colleagues honoured for their long service

Posted on Monday 19 May 2014

Head of Department Professor Judith Bennett and Research Administrator Helen Parker received 25 Years’ Service Awards at a ceremony held in Heslington Hall.

Demystifying research methods into second language learning

Posted on Thursday 15 May 2014

'A step change in systematic research into second language learning and teaching across different language contexts' - Dr Emma Marsden from the University of York

Dr Zoe Handley, to receive VC’s Teaching Award

Posted on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Dr Handley was nominated by colleagues due to excellent student feedback on her work and her efforts to enhance the quality of research methods provision.

Youth, conflict, welfare & resilience seminar

Posted on Thursday 1 May 2014

Dr Vanita Sundaram will join colleagues from Social Policy and Social Work, and City of York Council Youth Justice Service, for a lively discussion at Research Centre for the Social Sciences.

Education student inspires Tour de France decorations

Posted on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Third year Education student, Maddie Crosswaite, and friends develop mini jerseys idea as part of Harrogate Borough Council's outdoor display for upcoming Tour de France celebrations.

Apply for postgraduate scholarships

Posted on Monday 7 April 2014

Scholarship awards are available to students applying to study for an MA, or MPhil/PhD degree in Education.

Science Education Group feature in DEMO: THE MOVIE

Posted on Monday 10 March 2014

Professor Robin Millar and Mary Whitehouse appear in a new documentary that follows physics teacher Alom Shaha as he explores science demonstrations.

Student perspective on part-time learning

Posted on Monday 10 March 2014

MA Teaching English to Young Learners student Lucy Carlton featured in a Guardian piece on part-time distance learning.

York alumnus to become TESOL International Association President

Posted on Friday 7 March 2014

Former MA and PhD student Dr Andy Curtis will take up the position this month.

International conference on Educating young people about sex

Posted on Monday 3 March 2014

CRESJ member Dr Vanita Sundaram co-organised an international conference at Masaryk University

Department of Education in the USA

Posted on Saturday 1 March 2014

Dr Gill Hampden-Thompson recently gave three talks in the USA.

Students have their say in Westminster

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2014

Two York Education undergraduates addressed social justice and language learning issues with politicians and policy makers.

Is postgraduate education accessible by all?

Posted on Thursday 20 February 2014

Dr Paul Wakeling looks at advantages of postgraduate study and potential barriers to access in a piece published on the Conversation website.

Students raise funds

Posted on Monday 10 February 2014

Education students raised money to provide Ugandan children with education facilities as part of the 50 years of Education at York celebrations.

Internship gained at Cabinet Office for Education PhD student

Posted on Monday 13 January 2014

PhD student, Helen Saddler has been successful in obtaining an ESRC internship at the Cabinet Office, Westminster.

Visiting Professor to study pupils' feelings about teachers on social media

Posted on Thursday 9 January 2014

Professor Antônio Alvaro Soares Zuin will be based at the Department of Education in York during 2014.