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Up-to-date educational ideas to encourage engagement with our research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities and to prompt dialogue about a wide range of educational issues
Expert Teachers and Deep Student Understanding
In this reflection, the School of Education’s Jonathan Firth shares what he has learned from a seminal book on the science of learning.
Students as Enquirers: using photo stories to evidence
Students from Barrhead High School are engaged in a students as researchers project with staff in the School of Education, here they share their experiences visiting the university for the day.
Remembering 90% of What You Do?
In the latest of our posts on misconceptions about learning, Jonathan Firth explains why you can forget the ‘learning pyramid’ edu-myth.
Promoting Cultural Awareness Through an L3 Experience: Pushing at the Boundaries?
David Roxburgh (a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Education) reflects on themes arising from his recently completed doctoral thesis, ‘An Analysis of the Promotion of Chinese Culture within an L3 Language Experience in Selected Scottish Primary Schools’.
The Full Up, Writing Up research project
The nutritional conditions of academic writing suggest that scholars must chews new snacks
Nous Sommes Ukraine
Strathclyde’s School of Education
Unites Against Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Transferable skills and knowledge: Farewell to Bo Peep?
In this reflection on the implications of research for educational practice, Jonathan Firth addresses three views of how and when learning can transfer to different contexts.
The BA Dissertation in Education: things seen and red
The dissertation summaries in this blog, from three distinguished studies submitted in 2021, are representative of a body of work that is necessary and vital, that lays claim to knowing something, and which traces the lineaments of education in all the insistent features of the social world.
The school of Education blog – one year on
Jonathan Firth and Allan Blake reflect on the first year of the School of Education’s blog, and consider how it can best contribute to discourse around Scottish education in the coming months and years.
Transferring skills and knowledge between contexts – implications for play-based learning?
In this reflection on a current research interest, recent doctoral candidate Jenny Zike addresses the issue of how what we learn in one context can transfer to another, and how this might affect early years settings.
Feminist Repetitions in Higher Education
Maddie Breeze and Yvette Taylor discuss their new book and consider why feminist education continues to be so necessary.
In the latest of our posts on misconceptions about learning, Jonathan Firth explores another concept that has a lot of support among teachers but lacks a solid foundation in research.
The Nature and Purpose of Practitioner Enquiry
In the second of a two-part series blog, Kate Wall, Anna Beck and Nova Scott explain what is meant by 'practitioner enquiry' and why it is relevant to everyone from student teachers to those with retirement in their sights. The post borrows a section from Kate Wall and Lorna Arnott's new book 'Research Through Play : Participatory Methods in Early Childhood' out in spring 2021
Practitioner Enquiry as a Base for Career Long Professional Learning
In the first of a two-part blog series, Kate Wall, Anna Beck and Nova Scott consider the interchange between research and practice, and explain the way that practitioner enquiry has become a foundation for several modules in the School of Education
Understanding memory, and making it work for your students
In the second of our ‘mythbusting’ blog posts, Jonathan Firth considers popular misconceptions about memory, and discusses how an understanding of memory can help to inform teaching
LGBTQI+ Representation in Higher Education
Damon Young discusses his experience of growing-up knowingly gay in mainstream education and the need for better representation on courses, specifically in Higher Education
School Attendance and the Poverty-related Attainment Gap
Markus Klein and Edward Sosu discuss their work which aims to better understand socioeconomic inequalities in pupil absences