Chris Chapman appointed to Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:43:00 BST
The Scottish Government has set up a Coronavirus (COVID 19) Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues to provide advice to support and inform the development of operational guidance for providers of learning, childcare and children’s services.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:10:00 BST
This is an update of some of the work that is being undertaken in the School of Education, following a previous summary. For the most part, readers will find links to more detail of the work, and for convenience it is divided into the broad categories of Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement, and Public Discourse.
Tue, 19 May 2020 10:23:35 BST
In many countries schools remain closed and the dinner table now serves as the school desk. This crisis has given us all new respect for the work that teachers do, but it has also given us an extraordinary moment to break the strictures of classroom learning.
Tue, 19 May 2020 10:42:50 BST
If you are a parent or an educator, these days have gravitated around the same questions: how can we keep our children engaged in creative activities and encourage them to learn new things from home? Teaching or learning new language skills can be challenging, as we may not have the mobility to experience new languages through social interactions. Yet, with creativity, we can find new solutions!
Thu, 07 May 2020 13:29:00 BST
We are happy to launch the Spot-a-Bee App & Activity Pack. You are invited to submit photos of plants that bees buzz around in gardens or local spaces via the Spot-a-Bee App, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Mon, 04 May 2020 11:05:00 BST
Dr Mia Perry collaborated with Dr Diane Collier, Brock University, Canada on a SSHRC funded Insight Development Grant to explore the nature of young people’s engagement with digital spaces in our era of digitization of education, communications, and entertainment.
Mon, 04 May 2020 10:35:00 BST
UNESCO RILA team have decided to make a small Glasgow side donation to the Toilet Twinning Project and ‘twinned’ their Level 7 loo, with one in Côte d’Ivorie. It’s a small thing to do but it is directly supporting the best known preventative measure in the spread of many deadly diseases – hygiene.
Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:28:00 BST
Community Development students and staff have engaged in a diverse variety of work since the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst the University community has moved online, students and staff of the Community Development programme have continued to support local people in Scotland both virtually, and physically.
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:03:00 BST
Staff and students within the School of Education are doing their utmost to support local and wider communities during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are delighted to be able to report of the efforts that they have been making, most which have been quite spontaneous.
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:06:00 BST
To contain the continuous spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen, at the latest count, 188 countries taking the unprecedented action of closing their nation’s schools. Over 1.5 billion learners are affected. While the measure is necessary to stop the spread, it is already having a negative effect on education, wellbeing, and health.
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:12:00 BST
During these difficult and unprecedented times of social distancing, isolation, and lockdown, many of us are realising the core tenet of social psychology- that humans need to belong to groups, to feel a sense of connection to humans around us, and to share a sense of identity and purpose.
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:13:00 BST
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) hosted a webinar on higher education institutions’ support for local communities on 15 April 2020 as part of its ongoing series for members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.