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Brexit's silver lining for Hong Kong students

  When it comes to Brexit, the prevailing thought is one of uncertainty. Damian Hinds, the UK Education Secretary, recently stated that he plans to attract more foreign students into British higher educ . . .

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Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe

A recent BBC article discusses the growing student protest movement across Europe in favour of tougher action on climate change. These protests have been inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Sh . . .

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Up to a third of UK Universities' intake could be affected by proposed student loan ban

As a follow up to a previous ChalkFace post, leaked data shows that a proposed recommendation to stop students from qualifying for a loan if they get fewer than three Ds in their A-level results could affect up to . . .

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One More Nail in the Coffin for Learning Styles

Psychologists and teachers have varying opinions on learning styles and how far they actually benefit students. Although an overwhelming majority of teachers endorse this, psychologists have dismissed the concept . . .

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What happened to public schools in California?

Once a model of the public school system in the United States, public schools in California are now in distress — teachers recently went on strike to protest overcrowding and a lack of funding and support. E . . .

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Ofsted proposes to overhaul UK exam system

Amidst concerns that education has been placing too much weight on exam results, Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) is proposing that schools that “push out” stu . . .

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Self-explanation and the Independent Learner

In a culture where children are expected to regurgitate the information fed to them, fewer and fewer students are actually learning. The vast majority of graduates find themselves failing once they leave the comfo . . .

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Video games....make better employees

In news that will thrill the youth of today, Dr Matthew Barr, a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, makes the case that video games can improve communication skills and critical thinking, just the things that e . . .

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