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Universities’ Minister visits UCL EDUCATE programme and EdTech start-ups

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / February 13, 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, met members of the EDUCATE team and several of its participants during a two-hour visit to the programme’s UCL Knowledge Lab offices last week. The Minister was welcomed by Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s Director and Dr Celia Calucott, UCL’s Vice Provost for Enterprise, …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE welcomes £10 million government EdTech strategy announcement

Education Sector, Government & Policy / January 23, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin, the director of the EDUCATE programme, has welcomed plans for a £10 million government strategy for EdTech in schools. The proposal, outlined by Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Bett Show today (January 23), will see a plan for EdTech being launched from this Spring, enabling teachers, pupils …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohort, Earwig Academic, included in Government report on special needs assessment

Alumni News, Government & Policy / December 13, 2018

Earwig Academic, part of the EDUCATE programme’s cohort 4 intake, has been mentioned in a Department for Education (DfE) report into the future of assessment of pupils with special needs and disabilities. A tool for teachers to record, track and assess pupils The report, Piloting the 7 aspects of engagement for summative assessment: qualitative evaluation, published …

By Dorothy

Professor Rose Luckin appointed Specialist Adviser to Commons Education Select Committee

Education Sector, Education Select Committee, Government & Policy / December 3, 2018

EDUCATE’s director, Professor Rose Luckin, has been appointed as Specialist Adviser to the all-party Commons Education Select Committee in its inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Professor Luckin, who gave evidence to the committee in October, will work closely with the committee to plan evidence sessions, offer advice on witnesses, and support committee members and …

By Dorothy

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