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Nicol, Robbie; Rae, Ann; Murray, Rosa; Higgins, Peter; Smith, Heidi – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
The concept of "Super-wicked" problems is attracting increasing attention and scrutiny through research and publication in wide-ranging interdisciplinary areas. The concept is being lionised in the literature to draw attention to the urgency that is required to act immediately on problems such as climate change and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, World Problems, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2018), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February to July 2018. This bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from August 2018 to January 2019. [For the previous bulletin (v50 n2 2018), see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Parliamentary Procedures
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Day, Stephen P.; Scott-McKie, Louise; Killen, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Sustainability is a complex, ill-defined concept that has been the subject of much debate over the last two decades (Wals and Jickling, 2002). The ill-defined nature of sustainability manifests itself within socio-scientific issues where conflicting reality constructions, values, norms, and interests interact. Initial teacher education as part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Science and Society, Sustainability
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Hunter, Sharon; Cassidy, Claire – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Educational institutions have an important role in the achievement of the United Nations' sixteenth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. In Scotland, all teachers must meet Professional Standards, at the heart of which is a set of goods that include sustainability, democracy, equality, human rights,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, Democracy, Social Justice
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Smith, Joseph – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper proposes the concept of 'Curricular Epistemic Socialisation' as a process through which the school curriculum shapes the disciplinary epistemologies and identities of high school (11-18) teachers. Drawing on a survey of history teachers in Scotland (n=101), a cohort comparison is made between those trained since the introduction in 2010…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Epistemology, Secondary School Teachers, Excellence in Education
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Giroux, Henry A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Donald Trump's ascendancy in American politics has made visible a plague of deep-seated civic illiteracy, a corrupt political system, and a contempt for reason that has been decades in the making; it also points to the withering of civic attachments, the undoing of civic culture, the decline of public life, and the erosion of any sense of shared…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Authoritarianism, Citizenship
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2017), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February 2017 and June 2017. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from August 2017 to January 2018.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Dai, Kun; Lingard, Bob; Reyes, Vicente – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Set against globalization and as an expression of it, transnational higher education (TNHE) has become an important part of the Chinese educational higher education (HE) system. Research has widely investigated macro topics, for example, policy and developmental history of Chinese HE. However, limited studies have explored Chinese students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, College Students
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2018), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between August 2017 to January 2018. This bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from February to July 2018. [For the previous bulletin (v50 n1 2018), see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Parliamentary Procedures
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O'Donnell, Patrick; Smith, Kyle; McGuigan, Aileen – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
The global trend towards the expansion of student participation in higher education study has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the sector as it seeks to respond to greater diversity in the student body and increased demand for academic support and flexibility in entry pathways. Unsurprisingly, this trend has been accompanied by a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, College Freshmen
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Pirrie, Anne – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This article offers some insights into the early life and educational experiences of the writer and educationalist Anna (Nan) Shepherd (1893-1981), with a view to exploring her legacy for contemporary educators and academics--and indeed for all those who have a stake in education. Nan Shepherd's example suggests that it is only by contemplating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Civics, Conservation (Environment)
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Bain, Yvonne; Gray, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper explores the professional learning needs identified by teacher educators in Higher Education Institutions in Scotland, with a particular focus on their "researcherly dispositions" (Tack & Vanderlinde, 2016), and identifies some of the implications for the professional learning of teacher educators more broadly. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Lasselle, Laurence – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper explores some of the unique issues in accessing Higher Education (HE) faced by pupils living in some Scottish rural communities in Argyll & Bute, Highland, Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. Many of these communities are hard to reach and in some of the least deprived areas of Scotland. Despite this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Blackburn, Lucy Hunter – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Comparisons with other parts of the United Kingdom have played an important role in justifying decisions made in relation to student funding in Scotland since devolution. This article considers first what comparative claims have been made for the content of student funding policy in four areas: fees, debt, total living cost support and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Minty, Sarah – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Free tuition in Scotland is frequently linked to principles of equal access and fairness. But just how "fair" do young people think access to higher education is? And what concepts of fairness are their views based on? This article reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with 121 young people aged 15-18 in Scotland. The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
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