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    The rise of thinking skills in higher education and the workplace

    The rise of thinking skills in higher education and the workplace

    Both employers and higher education institutions are placing an increasing importance on thinking skills as part of their selection processes. But what do we mean by thinking skills, why are they so important, and how can individuals improve them? In this podcast we talk to Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics and James Westley, Group Leader at Cambridge Consultants.
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    • 20 min
    Are you testing or are you assessing? Exploring a holistic approach to assessment in schools

    Are you testing or are you assessing? Exploring a holistic approach to assessment in schools

    This is the final instalment in a series of podcasts from Cambridge Assessment Network focusing on different aspects and forms of assessment. In this episode, Tony Emmerson, Senior Deputy Head at The English College in Prague and Mark Frazer, Teaching Learning and Assessment Lead at CEM explore the differences between testing and assessment and how assessment data can be utilised in schools to support learning, particularly after the disruption of the pandemic.
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    • 50 min
    Helping students manage anxiety in 2021 and beyond

    Helping students manage anxiety in 2021 and beyond

    Professor Dave Putwain from Liverpool John Moores University joined Jill Duffy, Chief Executive of our UK exam board, OCR, to discuss the topic of student anxiety. Prof Putwain has a PhD in stress and anxiety, and he offers practical tips on how to reduce and manage anxiety that will be useful for students, parents and their teachers, this year and beyond.
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    • 28 min
    Admissions tests: Discovering candidates with the most potential

    Admissions tests: Discovering candidates with the most potential

    This is the fourth in a series of podcasts from Cambridge Assessment Network focusing on different aspects and forms of assessment. In this episode, Mike Housden, Senior Assessment Manager at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing discusses how admissions tests can be used to identify candidates with the most potential, how they give students an opportunity to demonstrate a core understanding of their subject and how they can help to prepare students for university education.
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    • 27 min
    How do we support the education sector through professional development?

    How do we support the education sector through professional development?

    This is the third episode in a series of podcasts from our colleagues in the Cambridge Assessment Network on the different aspects and forms of assessment. Today we are with David Russell from The Education and Training Foundation talking about professional development for teachers and trainers, the principles of effective CPD and how it can best be used to support the education sector.
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    • 39 min
    Transforming teaching practice through assessment expertise

    Transforming teaching practice through assessment expertise

    In the second episode in this series from our colleagues in the Cambridge Assessment Network, Penelope speaks to Loic from the Centre for Education and Youth about transforming teaching practice through assessment expertise.
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