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Guest blogs

Embracing cultural contexts in the Middle East and North Africa

Charlotte al-Qadi has spent over 15 years working in educational publishing for the MENA market. Whilst language from publishers in recent years has become less negative when briefing educational content for the region, there still remains an air of reluctance to think about cultural sensitivities.

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Training

Internship diary: Going remote with Oriel Square

Thanks to Oxford University Careers and Santander UK’s internship scheme, our first intern joined Oriel Square this summer for an 8-week paid internship. Ben is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Oxford with a keen interest in education policy.

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EdTech

Series launch: EdTech Insights from Oriel Square and EdTech Publik

EdTech Publik and Oriel Square are collaborating to bring the global education technology community closer together. We know that the fast-paced world of EdTech can be difficult to navigate and we want to help.

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EdTech

EdTech, educators and engagement: lockdown’s technological legacy

As schools return, Hannie Kirkham looks at the future of tech in (and out of) the classroom. What will teachers take forward from their experience with tech during lockdown? Will the legacy of edtech in Covid-19 help teacher workload, improve engagement, reduce the gap and absenteeism? Or will it be back to business as usual?

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Guest blogs

Exams 2020: What have we learnt?

The exams process is an emotionally charged experience for families and education professionals at the best of times, but 2020 really has to take the cake. Watching the drama play out, with a host of unexpected plot twists, has truly tested the nerves of all involved and led to terrible heartache for many.

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Uncategorised

A-levels: 2021 and beyond

Education was already one of the stories of this strange, hot summer, doing well in an unusually crowded field; but the last week has pushed it to the top of the public agenda as rarely before. If the government has now done enough to contain the story as it affects GCSEs this week, we might […]

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EdTech

Highlights from CMC 2020: Diversity in children’s media, education and publishing

In this blog mini-series, Hannie gives her top takeaways from the Children’s Media Conference, including insights from the BBC, Black Lives Matter, Changemakers, Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, and the Moomins.

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EdTech

Highlights from CMC 2020: Changemakers – listening to young people

In this blog mini-series, Hannie gives her top takeaways from the Children’s Media Conference, including insights from the BBC, Black Lives Matter, Changemakers, Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, and the Moomins.

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EdTech

Highlights from CMC 2020: Partnerships are key to quality education in Lockdown

In this blog mini-series, Hannie gives her top takeaways from the Children’s Media Conference, including insights from the BBC, Black Lives Matter, Changemakers, Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, and the Moomins.

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Guest blogs

Five big questions for the new term

The government has released a huge amount of information for schools in recent weeks. Here, Steve Besley looks at five of the most recent to see what they mean.