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DoE say "it is up to teachers to decide what they wanted to use in their classrooms."

Our letter to The Guardian has been published today with an accompanying article. Spokesperson from the Department of Education is quoted as saying "it was up to teachers to decide what they wanted to use in their classrooms."

 

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Letter Signed by Leading Academics Against Educational Neuromyths

There is widespread interest among teachers in the use of neuroscientific research findings in educational practice(1). However, there are also misconceptions and myths that are supposedly based on sound neuroscience that are prevalent in our schools. We, the undersigned, wish to draw attention to this problem by focusing on an educational practice supposedly based on neuroscience that lacks sufficient evidence and so we believe should not be promoted or supported.

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Eyes, Life and Women in Space and Medicine

In the latest Speakezee podcast Dr Kim Jacobson joins Bruce to discuss how what you eat could affect your eyesight, how to create life from scratch and attitudes to women in space and sexism in the health services. With contributions from Irene Ctori (City University), Sam Briggs (Bristol University) and Kat Deerfield (Cardiff University).

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Latest Episode of Speakezee Up on Cosmic Shambles

In this episode, special guest medical microbiologist, Dr Kim Jacobson discusses with Bruce how to administer drugs to children, the upcycling fashion industry, and why sometimes a dose of pooh might be good for you. With contributions from the Claire Lewis (Nottingham), Sara Li-Chou Han (Manchester Metropolitan) and Lucy Blandford (King’s College).

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