Education

School staff face ‘daily abuse’ from pupils, union warns

School staff face ‘daily abuse’ from pupils, union warns

A new survey by Unison has revealed that school support staff in Scotland experience high levels of verbal and physical abuse from pupils on a regular basis. Unison survey findings The survey, which was conducted in October and November 2023, received responses from over 2,000 school support staff, including classroom assistants, technicians, librarians, janitors, and catering staff. According to the survey, more than half (56%) of the respondents said they had experienced verbal abuse from pupils in the past year, while one in five (20%) said they had been physically assaulted. The survey also found that only 38% of the respondents felt that…
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Scottish First Minister and King Charles inaugurate Dubai campus of Scottish university

Scottish First Minister and King Charles inaugurate Dubai campus of Scottish university

The Dubai campus of the University of Aberdeen, a prestigious Scottish institution, was officially opened on Thursday by the First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, and King Charles III of the United Kingdom. The campus is the first overseas branch of the university, which was founded in 1495 and is the fifth oldest in the UK. A milestone for Scottish education and UAE-UK relations The opening ceremony was attended by dignitaries from both countries, including the UAE Minister of Education, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the British Ambassador to the UAE, Simon Penney, and the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the…
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What Is Creative Ability Test? – Unlocking Creativity

What Is Creative Ability Test? – Unlocking Creativity

Just have you ever wondered how your creative thinking skills and problem-solving abilities are evaluated? The Creative Ability Test (CAT) is a standardized assessment that measures your innovative potential. This blog post will give you valuable insights into the purpose, components, assessment methods, scoring criteria, and applications of the CAT, helping you understand and harness your creative abilities effectively in various contexts. Key Takeaways: Creative Ability Test (CAT) Purpose: CAT assesses creative thinking skills and problem-solving aptitude. Components of CAT: Originality, Fluency, Flexibility, and Elaboration are key components evaluated in CAT. Assessment Methods: Divergent Thinking Tasks, Creative Problem-Solving Scenarios, and…
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