Category: Education

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As we enter an extended period of lockdown many of us are looking for ways to entertain ourselves and our families at home. Dr Ian Turner, Professor at the University of Derby, explores the benefits of boardgames and provides 10 top tips for making your own.  

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With many people taking to home schooling their children for the first time at the moment, Dr Ian Turner, Professor at the University of Derby, shares his top online learning resources for children.

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Dr Sarah Charles explores how difficult and stressful it can be to structure and resource home schooling whilst trying to juggle working from home.

A mother home schooling her child with a laptop

Dr Sarah Charles, Head of the University of Derby's Institute of Education, offers advice to help parents and carers with home schooling during school closures prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Inter-Professional Learning (IPL) co-lead Tim Howell, Senior Lecturer in Youth Work, gives an insight of what the IPL can give to our students.

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Paula Shaw talks us through the EDUCAUSE Education Learning Initiative (ELI) Conference and why Horizon Scanning is important.

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Rebecca Petronzi, English Lead for Primary Initial Teacher Education at the University of Derby, talks about World Book Day and explores the value behind the costumes and commercialisation.

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Professor Frances Maratos discusses whether in terms of the health and well-being of our pupils and teachers, the UK education system is arguably nearing breaking point, after recent reports reveal that up to 54% of teachers state their job ‘often’ or ‘always’ impacts negatively on their mental and/or physical health.

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Student Ioannis-Thomas Dimakopoulos explains how his personal academic tutor has played a vital role in his University of Derby experience.

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Dr Elizabeth Collier, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, explains what it means to be a mental health nurse ahead of Mental Health Nursing Day.