Tag Archives: SCHOOLS

UKFast event: 2018 is a ‘critical year’ for delivering a technology revolution across the UK’s education sector

2018 is a ‘critical year’ for delivering a technology revolution across the UK’s education sector, according to a panel of experts gathered to examine emerging tech trends at an event at hosting firm UKFast. MANCHESTER, 29-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — While augmented … Read the full press release

Aviva announced it will invest £500 million in UK infrastructure projects

London, UK, 19-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva announces that it is making an immediate allocation of £500 million to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This commitment is a direct result of the recent agreement on Solvency II, the European wide insurance regulation, … Read the full press release

Study: 8 out of 10 say EU projects aid innovation in classroom

Brussels, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — More than eight in ten people involved in an EU-funded initiative aimed at encouraging innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials for children say the scheme had a positive and lasting impact on them. The same proportion … Read the full press release

Induction programmes for new teachers in the EU are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Induction programmes designed to offer personalised support and advice for new teachers are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States (Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK) … Read the full press release

Information and Communication Technologies in schools survey reveals many children not getting what they need while teachers need more training and support

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Students and teachers in Europe are keen to “go digital”, computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now “connected”, but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven. … Read the full press release

Migrant children are more likely to face segregation and end up in schools with fewer resources, new European Commission study says

Brussels, 12-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This leads to under-performance and a high probability that the children will drop out of school early. The study suggests that Member States should provide targeted educational support for migrant children such as specialist teachers and systematic involvement … Read the full press release

Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools

Figure 1: Integration of digital, civic and entrepreneurship skills into national curricula (primary to upper secondary level), 2011/12

Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today’s job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics … Read the full press release