Leading social mobility expert awarded OBE

Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility has been awarded OBE for his work helping schools and universities to improve the prospects of disadvantaged young people

A career in heritage and the arts

Alumna Catherine Farnell (PGCE 2008) runs Heritage Arts and People (HAP), a community interest company based in Exeter which aims to bring communities together to enjoy and explore the Southwest’s rich and varied heritage. She shares where her degree has taken her in her career.

SciCulture: Envisioning the Future of Education in 2050

The EU project SciCulture brought artists, scientists, researchers, educators and entrepreneurs together in an intensive 5-day course this month in Greece. 

Creative Start-Up Comes Full Circle with CircleTales®

University of Exeter alumnus, Annie Murdock (MA Ed Creative Arts, 2016) and her partner Herman Castaneda, co-developers of the collaborative tabletop game CircleTales®, shared their insights into creative entrepreneurship with current MA Ed Creative Arts postgraduate students.

Natural world and fantasy helps young children use sophisticated language, study shows

The natural world and fantasy helps young children use sophisticated words such as “slithering” and “abracadabra”, one of the largest studies to measure pupils’ language skills has found.

Teachers should teach Muslim, feminist and other views of Jesus this Christmas

Lessons about Jesus should include exploration of how Muslims view him as a prophet and investigation of his Jewish identity, experts have said.

Mother and daughter both graduate together - for the second time

A mother and daughter are celebrating graduating together from the same university – for the second time.

First international academic “Santa survey” shows children stop believing in Father Christmas aged eight

It’s that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents - but the first international academic “Santa survey” shows many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth.

BAAL/Routledge Development Workshop Call for Papers

'Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices'. We invite papers before 18 December 2018.

Exeter Maths School named Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year

Exeter Mathematics School has been named as The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year.

The ideal school would put children’s development before league tables

Dr Sue Roffey, honorary associate professor from the Graduate School of Education, writes for the Conversation UK 

Improving the Prescribing Practice of Newly-qualified Doctors

It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common and that junior doctors may make more mistakes than senior doctors as they write the most prescriptions in hospital settings.

Education Incubator award for Dr Kerry Chappell and Dr Katie Natanel

Dr Kerry Chappell from the Graduate School of Education has been awarded a £10,000 University of Exeter Education Incubator grant, along with project partner Dr Katie Natanel from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

The project is called "Digital innovation in project-based learning: toward a model for praxis". 

The Graduate School of Education hosts a two-week study visit as part of the Proteach Project

Student teachers, researchers and teacher educators from Israel, Romania, Estonia and Austria attend a study visit at the Graduate School of Education.

Graduate School of Education hosts reception for visiting STEM teachers and civil servants

The Graduate School of Education hosted a reception for 15 secondary school teachers and five civil servants from Hong Kong on April 25. 

Graduate School of Education to launch joint projects with University of South Florida

Two projects in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) will receive funding through the newly established Exeter / University of South Florida Research Catalyst Fund. The Exeter / USF Research Catalyst Fund provides grants of up to £8000 to support joint research or education initiatives between the two institutions. 

Exeter alumna named in The Independent’s top 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017

Exeter alumna and single mum entrepreneur, Ali Golds (PGCE, 2009), was recently named by The Independent as one of the top 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017.

Professor Justin Dillon appointed Editor of prestigious science education journal

Professor Dillon joined the Graduate School of Education in late December 2017 from the University of Bristol.

Grammar teaching leaves children confused, research shows

Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of “uncertain” grammar teaching, experts have warned.  But confident teachers can enable students to use their grammar knowledge to help them craft and create their writing and positively support children’s development as writers.

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers significantly enhance education in the South West

“Exceptional” University of Exeter trainee teachers are helping to “significantly enhance” the quality of education in South West schools, inspectors have said.

“Outdated and incoherent” curriculum turning children off Religious Education

The “incoherent, confusing and outdated” Religious Education curriculum is leading children to reject the subject and needs radical reform if it is to stay relevant, experts have said.

New study to develop teachers’ skills as creative writers

Experts will help teachers develop their own skills as creative writers so they can help boost children’s confidence in writing.

University of Exeter Graduate School of Education part of regional network to help support teachers

The University of Exeter will be part of a new regional network to help teachers develop their skills and share knowledge.

Outstanding new teachers honoured for their inspirational work

Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators.

University of South Florida doctoral students visit the Graduate School of Education

Seven doctoral students and Professor Phyllis Jones from the University of South Florida visited the Graduate School of Education (GSE) from 29 June to 4 July 2017.

An evidence gathering session to review the legal, education, and policy frameworks for religious education (RE), will be held at Exeter on 20th June

Experts and stakeholders will present evidence between 2.30pm-7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to observe both sessions. 

Global schools programme provides ‘inoculation against extremist violence’, academics find

The Tony Blair Institute’s global dialogue programme makes teenagers more resilient to recruitment by extremists.

Teachers who write themselves can boost children’s confidence in creative writing

Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a two-year research project.

No evidence that enrichment activities encourage pupils to study STEM A-levels, research finds

There is no evidence to suggest enrichment activities run to interest pupils in science, technology, engineering and maths results in significantly higher numbers of teenagers studying these subjects at A-level.

Exeter Law School and Graduate School of Education success at the Teaching Awards 2017

The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at the Teaching Awards 2017 on 2 May, and two academic staff in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies were recognised for their contribution to their students’ experience.

University of Exeter teacher training rated as among the best courses in the country

Teacher training courses at the University of Exeter have been ranked as among the best in the country.

Educational equality expert to begin new role at the University of Exeter

A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter.

Biggest ever archive of children’s writing created to help experts assess language skills

Experts will collect the most extensive archive to date of children’s school work as part of a major project seeking to track how the way they use language changes as they get older.

Secrets of light and colour in butterflies and photography revealed at science masterclass

Children learned how physics brings light and colour to photography and makes insects iridescent as part of a fun masterclass at the University of Exeter. 

Our research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The Graduate School of Education at Exeter ranked 6th* in the UK for world-leading research.

Exeter Primary School Children take on Plato and Aristotle

Great philosophical questions such as ‘What is art?’ and ‘Should you always tell the truth?’, are being debated by Exeter primary school children, with the help of University of Exeter philosophers.