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How to teach Christmas: A new approach to primary Religious Education

New teaching resources that use cartoon characters to teach Religious Education in primary schools are being rolled out in time to explain the story of Christmas to children across the country.

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Exeter receives outstanding rating for its Teach First programme

Outstanding teacher training programmes run by the University of Exeter and Teach First are helping to supply effective teachers in areas of social and economic disadvantage.

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University of Exeter research to help the teaching of foreign languages

Hundreds of students around the world will be surveyed as part of a University of Exeter study which could help to improve the teaching of foreign languages.

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New inquiry into the cost, value and quality of teacher education and medical education

A major new inquiry run by academics at the University of Exeter could inform Government policy about the education of thousands of new teachers and doctors in England.

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A wonderful tribute to Exeter academic Dikran Tahta from Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has made a video paying tribute to his maths teacher, former Exeter Academic Dikran Tahta. 

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World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) takes place in the UK for the first time

The conference theme focused on the role of Lesson Study in leading teaching developments and its role in professional learning in the context of professional learning communities.

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Research reveals that ‘Singapore’ approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms

Mastery – an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries – can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found.

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Enrichment activities to encourage children to study science, technology and mathematics have no impact on results

Enrichment activities to encourage pupils to study science and technology subjects have made no difference to their performance in mathematics exams, new research shows.

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SSIS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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In Memory of Geoff Edmondson, OBE

We are sad to share the news that former student and lecturer Geoff Edmondson has died at the age of 76.

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Leap into the imagination with Exeter's festival of writing for children

A stellar line up of top children’s authors will be sharing their expertise at Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during the October half term from 25 October to 1 November. 

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St Luke’s Campus celebrates 160 years of teacher training

The University of Exeter’s St Luke’s Campus is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. 

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In memory of Professor Anna Craft

18 August 2014
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Anna Craft died on 11 August.

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Superheroes to the rescue, to religious education and beyond

A new initiative that uses superheroes to teach Religious Education at a school in Cornwall has won a national award.

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Exeter academic wins most prestigious award for Higher Education teaching

A major education award that celebrates outstanding impact on the student learning experience and educational institutions has been awarded to a University of Exeter academic.

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New approach to writing changes policy and practice

A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy. 

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Revolutionising Religious Education in schools

A new textbook has been written by University of Exeter academics which invites pupils to explore and interpret the meaning of biblical stories in a revolutionary new way.

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University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

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In Memory of Geoff Edmondson, OBE

We are sad to share the news that former student and lecturer Geoff Edmondson has died at the age of 76.

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Leap into the imagination with Exeter's festival of writing for children

A stellar line up of top children’s authors will be sharing their expertise at Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during the October half term from 25 October to 1 November. 

Read story


Teacher training receives top rating

The recently published ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ has rated the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as one of the top three university providers for teacher education in the country. 

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Cartoon Superheroes Herald a New Approach to RE

23 January 2014
A new approach to teaching Religious Education (RE) pioneered by a University of Exeter researcher has some very unusual classroom helpers – cartoon superheroes.

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St Luke’s Campus celebrates 160 years of teacher training

The University of Exeter’s St Luke’s Campus is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. 

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In memory of Professor Anna Craft

18 August 2014
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Anna Craft died on 11 August.

Read story


Superheroes to the rescue, to religious education and beyond

A new initiative that uses superheroes to teach Religious Education at a school in Cornwall has won a national award.

Read story


Exeter academic wins most prestigious award for Higher Education teaching

A major education award that celebrates outstanding impact on the student learning experience and educational institutions has been awarded to a University of Exeter academic.

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New approach to writing changes policy and practice

A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy. 

Read story


Revolutionising Religious Education in schools

A new textbook has been written by University of Exeter academics which invites pupils to explore and interpret the meaning of biblical stories in a revolutionary new way.

Read story


University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

Read story


Teacher training receives top rating

The recently published ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ has rated the University of Exeter’s Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as one of the top three university providers for teacher education in the country. 

Read story


Cartoon Superheroes Herald a New Approach to RE

23 January 2014
A new approach to teaching Religious Education (RE) pioneered by a University of Exeter researcher has some very unusual classroom helpers – cartoon superheroes.

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‘Global Conversation’ focuses on addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK

World-leading education experts will gather to discuss how to address the crucial issue of addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK, at a special event in Toronto.

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Education leaders gather in Exeter to celebrate the life of influential Professor

Friends and family of Professor Anna Craft were joined by leading figures in education and the arts at Exeter University on 10 October to celebrate the life of one of the region’s most influential thinkers and to ask “What next for Creativity?”

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Chat rooms can boost success in learning English as a foreign language research shows

Chat rooms play a positive role in motivating students and encouraging an independent approach to learning English as a foreign language.

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Queen to honour Exeter education expert with MBE

Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme and the Centre for Research in Writing.

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Exeter academic co-authors book, 'Using Technology in Foreign Language Teaching'.

31 March 2015
This new book edited by
 Salah Troudi  from the Graduate School of Education and Rahma Al-Mahrooqi will provide a useful resource for foreign language professionals, researchers and postgraduate students.

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Student study centre opens at St Luke’s

A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.

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