Schools, colleges and universities after Covid-19
Year 3 student career choices: Exploring societal changes in constructions of masculinity and femininity in career choice justifications
Gender stereotypes continue to play a significant role in how children imagine their future careers, and in the long term, these stereotypes may limit opportunities for both boys and girls. We...
‘Shut up and leave me alone’ were the only words that 10-year-old refugee ‘Aisha’ could find to say in English after three weeks in her school. She was the outsider who didn’t...
The stuff of play: Taking posthuman and feminist materialist theory out to play in the materiality of the early childhood classroom
As a researcher in early childhood teacher education, you spend inordinate amounts of time reading and attempting to make sense of a variety of theories. Every now and again, however, theory leaps...
Is it still internationalisation? Thoughts on Chinese students pursuing postgraduate degrees in education in the UK
Too many Chinese students studying education? During 2017–18, I completed my Master’s degree in educational studies at the University of Glasgow. Despite having a great time learning about...
The civil war in Syria caused the largest migration of Syrian citizens in the 21st century (Gencer, 2017) and Syrian people have been migrating to Turkey since 2012 (Sirin & Aber, 2018). Many of...
With an increasing global demand on mathematical skills, how prepared are we in England to compete with international countries, particularly in relation to the teaching and learning of the...
The Covid-19 pandemic presented an opportunity to accelerate the integration of digital technologies for teaching and learning as a means of expanding access to education. Through technology...
Evaluating curricular and pedagogical practices of internationalisation in higher education: A postcolonial perspective
Problem Many British and Sino-British universities offer postgraduate programmes in education to contribute to internationalisation in higher education. These programmes have recently been...Continue reading
A short reflection on a foundational programme, first-time international students and pedagogical uncertainties
At many British universities, foundational and pathway programmes are the generic terms to describe the preparatory courses for international students prior to their UK degrees. A pathway refers...Continue reading
A fundamental question in education is, ‘What is most worth teaching and learning?’ A variation of this question can be directed from student to teacher: ‘Why should we learn this?’...Continue reading
International students experience loneliness regularly when living and studying abroad (Wawera & MacCamley, 2020), and the situation appears to have worsened during the pandemic. Since loneliness...Continue reading
The Chinese language classroom as a pedagogic emancipatory space: Cultural capital in multilingual Australia
Languages education plays a central role in constructing hegemony and boundaries, while also being commodified as a technical skill with symbolic added value in the globalised new economy (Heller...Continue reading
Guests in someone else’s house? Sense of belonging among ethnic minority students in a Hong Kong university
An interest in students’ sense of belonging to their universities or colleges has been gathering momentum in research on student persistence at their chosen institution (Hausmann et al., 2007;...Continue reading
‘We are the most researched people in the world’: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith speaks at Cambridge on the project of decolonising education
On Thursday 3 June, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith addressed the University of Cambridge’s annual conference at the Faculty of Education. Smith is ending her time as professor of education and...Continue reading
Reasons for the incorporation of literature into second language/foreign language (L2/FL) curricula are abundant. The most salient rationale is the promotion of a more humanistic education that...Continue reading
The strains on the education system caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced many parents to have to contend with significant changes in their daily routines. A study of seven countries in...Continue reading