Category: Education

September 22, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Times Higher Education takes a look at the landscape of Universities and research funding in the Nordic Countries and we have to stop and note the choice of language being used, here by the Danish Higher Education Minister of Education, who states that her main focus […] will be to provide “a better match between the…

August 5, 2016 Crossfields Institute

We are excited that the Erasmus+ funded development of a diploma for 14-19 year olds address the all-important integration of art and science. Together with the SWSF UK and schools in Denmark, Norway and Finland, Crossfields Institute is making a difference to the way we think about critical inquiry and transdisciplinarity. Read what Times Higher…

July 29, 2016 Crossfields Institute

What should be our new Education Secretary’s top priorities? Education professionals and readers respond to this question from The Guardian newspaper, but what would be yours? Crossfields Institute shares the concern of Koen Lamberts, Richard Evans and many others in Higher Education about the impact of “Brexit” on collaborative research work and access to UK…

July 18, 2016 Crossfields Institute

As a heatwave and end-of term-in England coincide, our thoughts turn to the pleasure of being outdoors. Outdoor learning can improve student well-being at any time of the year, and this link provides tips for teachers to do just that: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/jul/17/tips-tricks-teachers-how-outdoor-learning-boosts-student-wellbeing

July 4, 2016 Crossfields Institute

In this article, Oltermann is bringing our attention to a school in Berlin that boldly states: “The mission of a progressive school should be to prepare young people to cope with change, or better still, to make them look forward to change. In the 21st century, schools should see it as their job to develop…

June 27, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Interested to read Lucy Clark’s Beautiful Failures, a reflection on the failure of one-size-fits-all schooling and the impact on young people’s mental health. Read Lucy’s account here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/27/pay-close-attention-to-who-our-kids-are-not-who-we-want-them-to-be

June 1, 2016 Crossfields Institute

The Education Guardian provided these reflections on the Higher Education white paper. It offers a quick view of what might be coming our way…and what a number of stakeholders think about that: https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/may/16/what-the-experts-make-of-the-higher-education-white-paper

May 17, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend about the importance of Early Years Education: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/may/07/secret-teacher-please-show-more-respect-for-early-years-education The early years are vital for the development of autonomous, happy, well adapted children and teachers need to be well prepared and resourced. In partnership with NCFE CACHE we have developed a range of specialist early years education qualifications –…