Half the children in Africa miss out on school and basic learning as a result of poverty, gender or disability. While major efforts are being made to reverse this situation, Cambridge researchers are working with NGOs on the ground to ask what works, why and how much it costs.
An art partnership project between Kettle’s Yard, one of Britain’s best art galleries, and North Cambridge Academy opens its doors to the public on 24 June 2016.
Pauline Rose (Faculty of Education) discusses the importance of recognising education as part of a humanitarian response.
Dr David Gosling (Faculty of Divinity) discusses his time on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, his encounters with the Taliban and why education is the best weapon against terrorism.
Have you lost your house keys recently? If so, you probably applied a spot of logical thinking. You looked first in the most obvious places – bags and pockets – and then mentally retraced your steps to the point when you last used them.
Professor Dame Athene Donald (Cavendish Laboratory) discusses actions that schools can take to eradicate unnecessary gender stereotyping.
Francesca Middleton (Faculty of Classics) discusses the reform of GCSEs and Latin's reputation as an academically demanding subject.
Early research into new education practices that fuse computing with music-making shows they create “enquiry-rich” conditions that empower children to take risks, and allow teachers to build innovative cross-subject collaborations. New ‘learning pathways’ could help free future musicians from ‘locked-in’ hardware and fuel creative economy.
We live in a multilingual society. More than a million children attending British schools speak more than 360 languages between them in addition to English. An exploratory study is looking at the needs of these children and their schools within and beyond the classroom.
Brits notoriously love bureaucracy, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that the UK is a world leader in administrative data. With the digital era heralding a data revolution unlike anything in human history, education researchers such as Anna Vignoles are in a unique position to take advantage of this country’s data deluge.