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  • Maths and science skills are key to healthy creative industries growth

     The UK creative industries sector has huge growth potential and will be a key driver of economic recovery, but risks being held back by a lack of relevant skills, the CBI has said in a new report. According to the UK’s leading business group, ...
  • BETT 2012 opens its online doors

    Registration has already opened for BETT 2012 revealing plans for an interactive programme featuring the latest developments in ICT and education. This includes more than 100 informative workshops and seminars covering, among other topics, accredit...
  • A 2:2 earns you £8k less than a 2:1

    Graduates with a 2:2 or Third class degree should expect to earn on average almost £8,000 p.a. less than their peers entering the job market with a 2:1 or First. According to the analysis conducted by job search engine Adzuna.co.uk, these leaves the...
  • New further education weekly is ‘long overdue’

      A new weekly newspaper aimed at those working in further education has been launched by learning and skills events, consultancy and training company, Lsect. Following a successful pilot run during the summer, the first edition of FE Week wen...
  • Show off your ideas about education

     If you have an idea or passion about best practice or changes in education that you would love to share with colleagues then there is still time to submit your proposal for the next Education Show. The deadline for seminar and workshop propos...
  • A business club for left-handers?

    They are said to be creative problem solvers, adaptable and to possess particular gifts in music and art due their dominant right-brain thinking processes – but do left-handers do things differently when it comes to running a business?Well, we will soon...
  • Technology is no substitute for good writing skills

    If you want to get into blogging, online journalism or to set up a website you may be interested in a series of workshops on article writing and developing content for online audiences.Run by editorial consultancy and publishers Loud Voice, they are aimed...
  • Got a view about technology that you would like industry experts to note?

    Well for the first time ever at the next annual BETT event educators will have the opportunity to do so in their very own live forum.BETT returns to London Olympia in January 2010 (registrations open this week) with a new feature that will offer educators...
  • Virtual learning platforms are great, so why is take up so slow?

    Virtual learning platforms, like much of the emerging technology over the last 10 to 15 years, has proven to enhance both the experience and outcome of learning for people of all ages. It has also improved the teaching and delivery experience for the teac...
  • Educational websites

     It is a common complaint from teachers, tutors and parents alike that children spend too much time glued to a screen playing mind-numbing computer games. Children are drawn to computer games because they appeal to their natural sense of curiosity as...
  • News Round-Up

    Tutors Directory takes a look at some of the current issues in education from a variety of sources  Thousands of children starting primary school this year will fail to gain a place in their chosen school. Research carried out by The Times across 179...
  • Pilot graduate scheme a resounding success

      A new pilot scheme launched by the Graduate Works group,aimed at helping graduates develop better workplace skills during the early years of their careers, has been hailed as a major success. The unique initiative, launched with the support of...
  • Proposed code of conduct sparks anger

        NASUWT General Secretary Chris Keates A proposed new code of conduct for teachers in England has been met with widespread criticism amid claims its terms are too vague and unrealistic and could put teachers’ jobs at risk. The General ...
  • London the most expensive region for students

      A survey released by banking group Halifax has shown that not only are university students in the UK battling the effects of a recession but that their living costs continue to rise. The figures for the 2009 academic year show a 5 per cent inc...
  • Effective methods to improve the way your child thinks

      Tutors Directory recently featured an interesting social enterprise under the direction of Peter Worley called the Philosophy Shop.The company aims to help children improve their thinking process by improving reasoning, lateral thinking skills...
  • Government launches new site for school leavers

      Research released by the government’s public services branch Directgov has revealed that 90 per cent of parents are worried about giving their children the right advice about what to do after school.The survey also indicated that children ar...
  • 'I before e rule' to be scrapped?

    Of all the rules, formulae, instructions and well meaning guidance you received at school perhaps the most memorable phrase was ‘i before e except after c’. The ‘i before e’ spelling rule has been around for decades and has been taught in clas...
  • Philosophy in the classroom

      In an age of instant text messaging, real-timeTwitter updates and fast paced Playstation games our children are being encouraged to make snap decisions with little rationalisation or justification for their choices. The way in which children m...
  • Spelling bee inspires love of words

    The Times newspaper’s inaugural Spelling Bee competition was a major success with fierce competition from schools across the country sparking a real interest in spelling. The team of Gordon Hao, Dylan Amin, JonahSurkes and Prahalad Prasad from St Marti...
  • Education news round-up

      Reading through the education sections of the country’s big news providers makes for harrowing reading this week. The Times reports on a new Ofsted report that warns that almost half of teenagers studying for a new Diploma receive poor Engli...
 
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