November news review

In this episode we talk about the national exam that takes over the whole of South Korea as the nation stands still to support its students, the Finnish schools that have moved to open plan learning (we like the idea of cooperative teaching but maybe not the noise and chaos that might ensue from having no walls..) and research that suggests where in the world teachers are the most respected.

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October news review

We’re back with our round up of education news from around the world in October!

In this episode we discuss parents protesting large class sizes in China, returning to school in a post-conflict zone, the International Maths Olympiad and facial recognition technology in schools.

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Summer news review

In this episode we cover how higher temperatures negatively impact exam results, Algeria's extreme response to cheating on national school exams, sexual harassment in schools, the teacher recruitment and retention crisis in schools in England and Australia's idea to put death on the curriculum.

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May news review

In this informal chat about education and news from around the world, Emma and Alice discuss exam protests in Germany, advertising exam cheating on YouTube, Vietnamese parents spending over 10 hours a week on their child's homework, pupils missing out on their education while Venezuela is in crisis and an idea from the UK government to improve teacher retention.

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