Articles by Vicky Chilton

Rosalind Franklin and DNA

The Woman Behind Our First Understanding of DNA

Franklin was the woman behind the first-ever photograph of DNA.

A-Level Music

Has A-Level Music Lost Its Mojo?

Could it be that the A-Level curriculum needs to evolve to encompass the new kinds of skills needed by today’s self-published artist?

Gender Imbalaces in work and Education

Gender Imbalances in the UK: From GCSE to Pay Day

The Gender Equality Monitor, part of the Government Equalities Office, has found that clear subject preferences amongst genders are formed in early education.

Phenomenon-based Learning

What can the UK learn from Finland’s “Phenomenon-based” Teaching?

Students learn the interconnectivity of several diverse disciplines. Think, Arts meets STEM subjects. And importantly, they can apply findings to real life scenarios.

Technological Skills

New Decade, New Tricks: Skills in Demand Beyond 2020

Analytical thinking and innovation remain firmly at the top of the table in terms of demanded skills. Active Learning and Learning strategies are second.


What Is Long-term Learning?

Understanding how you are learning can be just as important as what you’re trying to learn.

Multitasking badly on the phone

Multitasking during online studies – Help or hindrance?

As exciting as being constantly connected to the world may be, our increasingly digitally- lived lives are making us more distant, drained and distracted than ever

Could Virtual Reality be the future of education?

Is Virtual Reality the future of Online Learning?

There are many reasons to be excited about the possibilities that the experience of Virtual Reality offers to online learners. As current as the concept is, the first VR headset is reported as having been born of the 1960s, coined as the “Telesphere Mask” by inventor Morton Heilig. Today it is an immersive and interactive […]

Young people need more help with their mental health.

Children’s Mental Health – How does the UK compare?

Comparisons with other wealthy countries show that mental health problems amongst children and young people here have increased five-fold over the past 20 years and will increase a further 63% by 2030 if the current trend continues.

Teacher and pupil

5 Qualities that make a great Teacher

We remember the teachers who shared their unique stories, illuminated a subject’s path and took us on the journey with them. And made us smile.

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