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  • A small space for big ideas

    Prof Sugata Mitra is opening the smallest School in the Cloud research lab in India this week. Prof Sugata Mitra’s latest SOLE research lab is a discreet affair, tucked away in the corner of a school playground in West Bengal.

    published on: 27 September 2016

  • The Trouble with Aid – Quantity, Institutions and Utopian Ideals

    Just over a year before Priti Patel took up the post as Secretary of State for International Development, the Coalition Government brought into law the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015. 

    published on: 22 September 2016

  • European Day of Languages Competition 2016 goes live

    Network for Languages North East and the North Leadership Centre have partnered once again with the Association for Language Learning and Routes into Languages North East to run the European Day of Languages competition for schools and further education colleges.

    published on: 21 September 2016

  • Rethinking a National Curriculum and finding space for the local

    On 14 July 2016, the Prime Minister Theresa May announced her new Cabinet, following a significant reshuffle and re-structure of Government. In this context, researchers from all over Newcastle University express their thoughts on the challenges..

    published on: 20 September 2016

  • Sugata on why we need a turnaround in our education system (in Spanish)

    and how the SOLE method fits into that (in Spanish). He's just been in Spain to help bring SOLE into schools in Madrid.

    published on: 19 September 2016

  • EVENT: CfLaT Showcase 2016

    Themes of: Social justice; Innovative research methodologies; Professional development, leadership & learning; Innovative pedagogy and curriculum; Learning spaces; Teaching and learning in HE.

    published on: 15 September 2016

  • The One Show (BBC One)

    The One Show revisits 'Granny Cloud' volunteer Jackie Barrow four years on from her trip to Pune, India.

    published on: 11 September 2016

  • The Speech Therapy Society has won an RCSLT Giving Voice Award

    EXCITING NEWS: The Speech Therapy Society has won an RCSLT Giving Voice Award for our efforts in the last academic year! 

    published on: 9 September 2016

  • From private conversations to public dialogue reflections on a European research workshop

    Picture the scene; it was a sunny August Friday afternoon on the last day of a four day European conference in Dublin. We found our session venue and we organised ourselves and our resources for our workshop.

    published on: 31 August 2016

  • Africa overlooks 'slum superstars'

    Talented children from poor families with illiterate parents are often overlooked in developing countries, as no-one believes they can be gifted – wasting a potentially enormous contribution to economic growth and development.

    published on: 25 August 2016

  • Tim Morris Award

    In 2012 CfBT Education Trust (now Education Development Trust) launched the Tim Morris Award in order to provide a one-off grant of £2,000 to a PhD/MPhil student in the field of education in a developing context.

    published on: 22 August 2016

  • EVENT: Setting a course for life chances: a new direction

    This event discusses how researchers can influence policy by considering life chances across the lifecourse.

    published on: 18 August 2016

  • Dr Alina Schartner receives prestigious award in Bangkok

    Alina Schartner has been awarded the highly prestigious James J. Bradac Prize, which is awarded biannually by the International Association of Language & Social Psychology, and recognises early career excellence in the field of language and social psychology by a scholar.

    published on: 9 August 2016

  • Festival of Learning Nomination

    ESRC Impact IAA project, SOLE and Self Advocacy for Communities of Adults with Diverse Needs has been nominated for a 2016 Festival of Learning Award.

    published on: 1 August 2016

  • Appointments

    The Applied Linguistics & Communication section are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of staff, set to join us some time in the autumn.

    published on: 30 July 2016

  • 23rd Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR)

    I was given the excellent opportunity to present a poster at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR)

    published on: 29 July 2016

  • Cross Cultural Communication Online Chat

    Dr Adam Brandt, Degree Programme Director for our MA degrees in Cross Cultural Communication, will answer your questions about studying Cross Cultural Communication at Newcastle University.

    published on: 24 June 2016

  • SOLE Central News: Words of wisdom from education's top TED talk speakers

    Professor Sugata Mitra’s speech (2.3 million views) is featured among the TED talks that had the greatest impact on education

    published on: 23 June 2016

  • Education: International Perspectives Online Chat

    Dr Hanneke Jones, Degree Programme Director for our MA in Education: International Perspectives, will answer your questions about studying the degree at Newcastle University.

    published on: 21 June 2016

  • International Development and Education Online Chat

    Professor Pauline Dixon, Degree Programme Director for our MA in International Development and Education, will answer your questions about studying International Development at Newcastle University.

    published on: 20 June 2016

  • Celebrating Success - Secondary PGCE

    Not only did we celebrate their achievements on Friday, but we said goodbye this year's Secondary PGCE students. We would like to wish them all the best for the future

    published on: 20 June 2016

  • EVENT: UK-Japan Symposium on Intercultural Communication & International Universities

    ALC staff members Adam Brandt and Chris Leyland are organising an international symposium to take place here at Newcastle University in early September!

    published on: 18 June 2016

  • Education blog: The Case for a Community Curriculum Making

    Picture the scene, it is Monday afternoon and twenty 14 year olds are listening with rapt attention to a group of elderly men and women.  Some are writing furiously while others are using their mobile phones to record what is being said.  Back at school with the guidance of their teacher the students will spend the week crafting beautiful stories. The spelling and punctuation will be accurate, the presentation stunning. 

    published on: 17 June 2016

  • EVENT: The impact of poverty on education – New evidence on an old problem

    An event hosted by Newcastle University Institute for Social Renewal in conjunction with Children North East and Schools North East, exploring the impact of poverty on education from a number of perspectives and launching an evaluation of the ‘Poverty Proofing the School Day’ initiative.

    published on: 16 June 2016