Moray House School of Education's latest news/events.
Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP visits our Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) to kick start the Institute's 2013 Research Seminar series.
Dame Jowell was a former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and was at the helm of London's successful bid for the Olympics 2012. Dame Jowell became Deputy Mayor of the Olympics Village and worked alongside Lord Coe in the Olympics organising committee. She will speak to the title 'A Question of Sport?'.
The event is free and open to staff, students and members of the public. It will take place at 12.30pm on Monday 4 November in Room 3.24 of St Leonard's Building (here at Moray House School of Education).
New research by the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) shows that curriculum differences in secondary schools contribute to reproducing social inequalities.
On Wednesday 16 October, Moray House colleagues within our Undergraduate Directorate were happy to welcome a group of 46 senior pupils from Edinburgh & Borders schools and colleges to the event: "So You Want to Be a Primary Teacher".
Part of a week-long series of University-wide recruitment events; the students attended presentations, discussions and activities promoting teaching as a career and learning about our the new MA (with) Degree in Primary Education.
Congratulations to Caitlin McClatchey (an MSc Performance Psychology student) who was in London (9 October) attending the launch of the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay having been selected as one of the baton bearers representing Scottish athletes planning to compete at the games in Glasgow 2014.
The launch took place at Buckingham Palace and the ceremony featured Scotland's greatest-ever Commonwealth and Olympic athletes, Allan Wells MBE and Sir Chris Hoy MBE (who studied Applied Sports Science here at Moray House School of Education).
The latest international university rankings have confirmed Edinburgh’s position as a leading global institution.
The QS World Rankings 2013/14, announced on 10 September, have placed the subject of Education 16th in the world and the University as a whole 17th. Education at Edinburgh is the top ranked for the subject in Scotland and 4th in the UK.
Our 'Interweaving: Connecting educational research within, between and across perspectives' conference - on 4 September 2013 - celebrated and shared the extensive and important research being undertaken by doctoral students and academic staff from the School of Education in the University of Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.
New distance learning graduate programme to introduce students to the main issues, theories, debates and research methods in Higher Education.
We've launched new MA Honours programmes in Physical Education and Primary Education. These programmes will start in September 2014 and we are recruiting for them now.
Moray House School of Education is proud to note the recent high placement of its Applied Sports Science BSc degree programme within the national league tables as published by the Guardian newspaper.
Organised by CERES , this conference took place on 26-28 June 2013 and brought together academics, policy makers and practitioners from around the globe to critically debate and share practice experiences about ‘race’, racism and anti-racism in different national contexts.
Keynotes include Gary Younge (Guardian), Professor David Gillborn (University of Birmingham), Professor Philomena Essed (Antioch University, US) and Professor Geri Smyth (University of Strathclyde).
Moray House School of Education is proud to congratulate James Craigen, one of our 4th year students studying Sport & Recreation Management. James, who previously represented the University at football, scored the winning (and only) goal of a recent match in a crucial top of the league encounter between Partick Thistle and Morton. This puts Partick Thistle in pole position to reach the Scottish Premier League next year.
Moray House School of Education is very pleased to announce that Dr Rowena Arshad OBE has taken up the post of Head of Moray House School of Education with effect from 1 April 2013.
With a central focus on creating a working environment that is healthy for everyone and improving communication, colleagues within the School have been invited to provide active feedback and undertake conversations that will be synthesised into discussion for the next School meeting on June 4 2013 at 2pm. (Email: HoS.Education@ed.ac.uk)
Dr Arshad is taking over from our former Head of School, Professor Cara Aitchison, who will leave the University on 30 April 2013 to take up a senior post as the Principal, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. The School would also like to express its profound thanks to Professor Aitchison, as well as its very best wishes for her future.
Recent articles concerning Dr Rowena Arshad:
Widespread exposure to new technology does not have any effect on young children’s behaviour or health and does not turn them into digital addicts, according to a new study by Professor Lydia Plowman, who set out to explode the myths surrounding the use of technology among pre-school children.
The MSc Physical Activity for Health is an exciting new programme designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of the issues pertinent to physical activity for health. Find out more about it through the following link.
Our new Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) was launched on 29 January 2013. To find out more about the centre, please visit their website through the following link.
Interested in studying an MSc in Physical Education? If so, please give us your views.
Innovative Learning Week (ILW) took place from 18-22 February 2013. Normal teaching slots were suspended and replaced with a programme of creative and experiential learning events that gave students excellent opportunities to develop new skills.
Here at Moray House School of Education we have more than 150 doctoral students from around the world. This means that we benefit enormously from meeting and working with students from a wide range of cultures and we have numerous social opportunities throughout the year to allow us to come together and celebrate this diversity.
On Thursday 24 January 2013 we had a 'Multicultural Extravaganza' to which everyone brought a small dish of food that was typical of the cuisine from their own country and we enjoyed an evening of good company, excellent food and music from around the world.
We have some research news on this page, but you can catch up with a bit more of our research news through the following link.
Graduation Day is a momentous occasion for every student and a highlight in the University calendar. Dates and other details for the next graduations can be found through the following link.
Open Days are an opportunity for you to come and see the University for yourself. Find out about student life in Edinburgh from those that know it best, our students and staff.
We run a huge range of professional development courses.
Our institutes run many public research seminars throughout the year.
This article was published on Dec 2, 2013