Education

Understanding microlearning and when is appropriate

Education keeps evolving. What worked once might not work so well today. Adults need to think about the methods that exist right now when deciding how best to teach their kids.

We’ll talk about a relatively new educational style in this article. It’s called microlearning. If you haven’t heard about it yet, now is a great time to learn about what it brings to the table.

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning emphasizes teaching a particular topic in short time increments. Research has shown that microlearning is most effective because it allows children to focus on...

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University of Exeter campuses re-awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

The University of Exeter’s grounds across three campuses have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country.

The gardens and grounds at the University’s Streatham , St. Luke’s and Penryn campuses are some of the record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year as they are recognised as the most beautiful and botanically interesting of any UK university.

The Exeter campuses manage a mature tree stock of around 10,000 trees along with an arboretum, Italianate garden, magnolia lawn, cherry orchards and a national collection...

University of Exeter announce new partnership with Exeter Chiefs  

The University of Exeter has bolstered its long-standing partnership with the Exeter Chiefs by entering into a new strategic and sponsorship agreement.

The pivotal new partnership will not only open up new employment opportunities for Exeter students, but also help boost the profile of two of the South-West region’s most influential and world-leading organisations.

Building on a strong relationship stretching back decades, and pre-dating the Chief’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of top-flight rugby, the new agreement will come into force ahead of the 2022/23 season....

Teachers and experts join forces for major new research network to support Deaf children’s achievement at school

Teachers, researchers and British Sign Language interpreters have joined forces for a major new research network which will seek to understand why Deaf pupils are more likely to underperform at school.

Educators and academics hope their collaboration will support new teaching approaches and boost children’s wellbeing and language development.

The partnership, between the University of Exeter, the Deaf Academy in Exmouth in Devon and the University of Central Lancashire, will allow those involved to share theory and practice.

Most Deaf children are educated in...

Project launched to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/12/2022 - 7:51am

A new project has been launched to support young people in Devon to develop key employability skills and gain an insight into entrepreneurship.

“Young Entrepreneurs” is being funded through Devon County Council’s £6million recovery programme in response to the pandemic.

Devon has a high number of SMEs and micro-businesses, so provision of good quality enterprise education is vital in preparing young people for their future employment in the county if they plan to be self-employed or work in small enterprises.

The Young Entrepreneurs project supports the delivery...

Talented QE student is a top 5 finalist in UK-wide competition

Year 11 student, Nell Eastman, has reached the top five of a prestigious UK wide competition, Kickers Collective.

Kickers Collective is an ambassador programme, which aims to help remove barriers to entry into the creative industry.

Nell now needs to submit a piece of social content, in her own style, using her Stage 1 finalist prize, Kicks and Kickers Clothing, that she received for her incredible initial entry which is attached with this press release.

Five cities have been chosen, Bristol, London, Brighton, Glasgow and Manchester, with each of the five finalists...

Emily Simpson-Horne is the head teacher appointed to Exeter's Matford Brook Academy

First Headteacher appointed for the new Matford Brook Academy

Matford Brook Academy, part of the Ted Wragg Trust is pleased to announce that Emily Simpson-Horne has been appointed as the first ever headteacher of the brand new school being built on the edge of Exeter within the Haldon Reach development.

Emily is an experienced headteacher and school leader in the South West after moving from working in education in the Midlands. Her most recent post was leading an all-through school during which she developed a passion for educating 2-16 year olds on the same site. Having worked with schools across the country to innovate community led, ‘...

Children dressed as Land Girls in the grounds of Killerton House

Keep Calm and Carry On! Watch Year 5 children perform a historical re-enactment in the grounds of Killerton House

Children from Year 5 at Broadclyst Community Primary School will be performing a costumed historical re-enactment set in the 1940s at Killerton House on 30 June and 01 July. Keep Calm and Carry On will tell the story of young evacuees who arrived at Killerton when it became a school during World War 2.

The historical re-enactment is set to explore the day after the Exeter Blitz, as the evacuated schoolchildren sheltered at Killerton House and grounds. The performances will focus on the involvement of the Home Guard and Land Army's impact on the Killerton estate, whilst also...

Exeter School hosts inaugural Education Festival

Exeter School is delighted to be hosting its first Education Festival on Saturday 25 June. The festival, which is framed around the concept of ‘Character Education’ will provide teaching professionals, parents and academics with the opportunity to discover how we can use this approach to ensure our children flourish throughout their school life and are ready for productive lives beyond.

Character Education focuses developing a child’s inherent character, and how schools have a role to play in helping them shape who they are. By providing a guiding force in the way they learn the...

UK schools strive for EU links

Authored by enriqueruc
Posted: Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:57pm

The number of UK schools with international links has gone downhill since Brexit kicked in and the UK government’s decision to opt out of the Erasmus+ study scheme.

Redhills Primary school from Exeter back in early 2014 led by Mr Stuart Busby (headteacher of the school in those days) set up a pioneering link with Mr Enrique Ruiz Cano’s old school in Lorca, Spain and a school in Riga, Latvia so as to get an innovative project off the ground.

This initiative included both online collaborative activities between the students from the 3 countries and physical mobilities of...

Free Soapbox Science talks in Exeter

Fish on painkillers, the power of tiny shrimps and late-night snacking by bumblebees are just some of the subjects on offer at this year's Soapbox Science in Exeter.

The event – from noon-3pm on Saturday 11 June at Piazza Terracina, Exeter Quayside – is free to attend and will feature 12 female scientists explaining their work.

The talks will be interactive and child-friendly, with questions welcome.

"We'll have four speakers each hour, trying to tempt the public to come and listen," said Dr Sariqa Wagley , one of the event's organisers.

"There's no...

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