teaching

What the £9,000 fee gets you: less teaching time

University lecturers devote less time to teaching now their students are paying £9,000 a year for courses than they did when tuition was free, the universities minister, David Willetts, reveals today.


    








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Unions accuse schools of teaching on the cheap by using classroom assistants told to cover lessons

Schools have been accused of teaching on the cheap by using unqualified staff to take lessons.


    








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Ofsted says religious education teaching ‘not good enough’

Many pupils leave school with scant knowledge or understanding of religion and beliefs, according to a report by Ofsted inspectors released today.


    








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Supply teaching rise ‘hits learning’

An increasing use of supply teachers to cover sickness absence is affecting pupils’ learning, two critical reports warn.
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Teaching union leader Alison Sherratt warns of exam ‘drilling’ of schoolchildren

Children are being subjected to regimented school days in which they are drilled to pass tests rather than enjoy their education, a union leader has warned.


    








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GCSE results: Schools end up teaching to the test rather than improving subject knowledge, warns headteachers’ leader

Schools are teaching to the test during GCSE years rather than concentrating on improving their pupils’ subject knowledge, a headteachers’ leader warned today.


    








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AUDIO: Schools accused of anti-gay teaching

The British Humanist Association accuses 45 schools across England and Wales of returning to anti-gay policy Section 28.
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A-levels: Probe into languages teaching as pupil numbers continue to fall

Two major investigations have been launched into the state of modern foreign languages in the wake of yet another slump in the number of candidates taking the subject at A-level.


    








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A-levels: Probe into languages teaching as pupil numbers continue to fall

Two major investigations have been launched into the state of modern foreign languages in the wake of yet another slump in the number of candidates taking the subject at A-level.


    








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The art of teaching them to love science

I dropped science when I was 16. The day I set my hair on fire with a Bunsen burner, prompting screams from teachers and pupils alike, was the day I realised my skills lay in prancing about in a drama class, reading Hamlet aloud in English and debating ferociously the existence of God in religious studies.

    




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