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Thought Leadership – Latest Ofsted report is unfair, tiny magnetic pulses improve memory and apprenticeships are more effective in small firms.

Posted by sb661 at Oct 09, 2014 10:45 AM |
Read latest views, blogs and opinions from Leicester academics and join The Conversation.

In the latest of a series of opinion pieces, Dr Christopher Wilkins (pictured) from the School of Education,discusses on The Conversation issues relating to how to manage children’s behaviour in the classroom.

An additional article by Dr Elizabeth Maratos from the School of Psychology,explains on The Conversation how zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory.

And in the latest Management is too Important Not to Debate Blog,Dr Daniel Bishop from the School of Management, is reporting provisional findings from his ongoing study of apprenticeships. In the post he challenges the politically predominant notion that large firms do it best.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces on The Conversation ,Leicester Exchanges and Management is too Important Not to Debate Blog.

Leicester academics’ contributions to The Conversation have attracted praise. Andrew Naughtie, Politics and Society Deputy Editor from The Conversation said: “University of Leicester are a tremendous asset as a member. I've had a lot of authors from there write pieces of high quality, and the impact of the university becoming a member has been really noticeable – having quick responses from our morning email and the press office has definitely helped us generate more high-quality writing that's as close to the news cycle as possible.”

Join the Conversation

The University has joined other leading universities across the UK that have already partnered with The Conversation to post thought-provoking comment pieces.

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The site launched in Australia in March 2011. Since then it has grown to become one of Australia’s largest independent news and commentary sites.

The Conversation has a monthly audience of 2 million users, and reach of 10 million through Creative Commons republication. It has a growing community of more than 14,400 academics and researchers from 912 institutions. Writing content for The Conversation enables you to sign off on your articles, so you retain full control over what is being published. You can become an author and pitch an idea as well.

Many academics from the University have already contributed to The Conversation and enjoyed working with the editors. Their articles can be found here.

Professor Martin Parker from the School of Management said: “Working with The Conversation is easy. You write something interesting and they help you make it into a sharp and engaging article. You are being edited by real journalists, and it’s a great way of getting your ideas to a broader audience.”

Dr Andrew Futter from the Politics and International Relations said: “Working with the editors at the conversation is a pleasure; they are very professional, turn articles around very quickly and are highly competent.” 

For further information about writing for The Conversation, contact the Press Office on pressoffice@le.ac.uk / sb661@le.ac.uk   / +44(0)116 252 5761.