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UK: New lockdowns for England and Scotland ahead of 'hardest weeks'

Schools closed in the UK until at least mid-February Everyone in England must stay at home except for permitted reasons during a new coronavirus lockdown expected to last until mid-February, the PM says. All sch . . .

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Dip of 3 per cent in Hong Kong Form One applications expected, but competition still fierce among elite schools

According to the Education Bureau, more than 53,200 Primary Six pupils are likely to be in the race for 15,400 Form One places in schools in the discretionary admission stage, meaning at least three candidates wil . . .

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Friday round-up - a range of educational highlights from around the globe

Professor predicts most higher ed in Asia by 2030 (Full article - THE) Blended learning helps mobility (Full article - PIE) A history of gifted children (Full article – The Conversation) How to ace univer . . .

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Will Moocs rise again in Asia?

China has declared itself the world’s leader in massive open online courses (Moocs), in terms of the number of both courses and participants. The announcement directed attention to a type of l . . .

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Should we care about international tests?

An article from UCL supporting the use of international tests says that governments around the world now agree that international comparisons of educational achievement are something to value. They provide extra d . . .

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Why pathway programs are an important part of international higher education

An excellent overview from The Pie. Pathway – or Foundation - programmes are very widespread and well established (over 20 years in Australia and 15 years in UK) and are run by many universities in UK and Au . . .

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US: How teachers are sacrificing student privacy to stop cheating

An interesting discussion piece from Vox about the problems that educators are facing in trying to stop cheating by students taking online education. A University of Nevada psychology professor realized an increa . . .

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UK: New Turing scheme to support thousands of students to study and work abroad

A new £100 million scheme for students to study and work abroad will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+. Thousands of students will be able to study and do work placements across the world through a . . .

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