New professional development resources for inquiry-based science teaching approaches29 November 2011The Bristol project has produced several professional development resources including Science Teaching Advanced Materials: frameworks for supporting argumentation in Science Teaching and Learning, and, Assessment and practical inquiry in scientific argumentation (APISA) project: A professional development programme for secondary science teachers.
Improving education quality in rural areas23 November 2011The University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and the China National Institute for Educational Research, funded by UKAID, piloted the use of new approaches to school evaluation in more than 120 senior secondary schools across eastern and western China.
An obituary for Martin Hughes22 July 2011It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Martin Hughes, Professor of Education and former Head of the Graduate School. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and his colleagues at the GSoE.
ESRC funds Bristol work on social research methods7 March 2011The tools for analysing research data in the social sciences are to be further refined and developed, thanks to a new round of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) that includes £1.4 million for a group from the University of Bristol.
New ESRC studentships for 20114 March 2011Education pathway, PhD studentships in Advanced Quantitative Methods, and Interdisciplinary pathways awards announced
Second Bristol Sign Poetry Festival23 February 2011The second annual Bristol sign poetry festival, run as part of a three-year AHRC-funded University of Bristol project on creative metaphor in sign language and led by established deaf poets, was declared a great success.
Fostering global collaboration among educational institutions13 January 2011The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant to participate in HP’s Catalyst Initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education worldwide.
Professor Fiona Steele awarded OBE5 January 2011Fiona Steele, FBA, Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Bristol, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours for her services to social science.