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Welcome to SEJ Digital

Welcome to the first edition of the new online Scottish Educational Journal. We hope that the new format will enhance the SEJ’s online presence, and offer a new medium for EIS news, views and debate.

Putting this edition together has been a challenge. As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, EIS employees have been working remotely for the past 7 weeks which, of course, can make collaborative working considerably more difficult.

Added to this, much of the content of a normal edition of the SEJ relates to regular EIS activity such as Committee and Council meetings, Professional Learning conferences and other EIS events. With the lockdown leading to these types of events being cancelled, this has had an inevitable impact on the content of the SEJ.

We have opted to produce a digital only SEJ for this edition. The logistical difficulties of printing and distributing a printed magazine during the lockdown, coupled with a desire to avoid unnecessary pressure on the Royal Mail, made the digital option a logical choice for this edition.

We will continue to produce our new digital edition in the future, and will also return to producing the printed SEJ when the circumstances allow.

This edition is, inevitably, dominated by the issue of the COVID-19 crisis and the difficulties it has created for us all. The closure of schools, colleges and universities and the move to home learning, much of it online, has created many challenges for teachers, learners and their families. We explore these issues in depth in this new digital edition of the SEJ.


Also in this Edition

Senior Phase assessment for a post-COVID Scotland?

In this article, EIS national Executive Committee member Allan Crosbie writes in a personal capacity. I’ve been an English teacher...

Unsafe at Home in Lockdown

In the last few weeks, as lockdown has intensified, many have raised alarm around the risks of abuse facing many...

Learning for Sustainability

EIS Executive member Sonia Kordiak represents the EIS on the Scottish Government’s Learning for Sustainability Strategy and Policy group. Here,...

EIS Women Project

'Hidden Figures' within the EIS “I confess, I hadn’t thought that my education had been any different from the boys...

News

Pensions – Summer 2020 Retirements

Pensions – Summer 2020 Retirements

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) will guarantee pensions will be paid out in August 2020 provided the completed applications...

EIS Coronavirus Survey

EIS Coronavirus Survey

The EIS recently launched an online survey, to gauge members’ views on how learning and teaching should proceed after the...

EIS Diaries

EIS Diaries

Unfortunately the EIS diaries will be ready later than usual this year. Members could normally expect to receive their diaries...

AGM Cancelled

AGM Cancelled

The EIS has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual General Meeting as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis....

The Virtual Benedetti Sessions

The Virtual Benedetti Sessions

The EIS has contributed towards the “Virtual Benedetti Sessions,” a project launched by the Benedetti Foundation. This is a global...

Professional Judgement of Teachers Must be Respected

Professional Judgement of Teachers Must be Respected

Commenting following a recent Education and Skills’ Committee Meeting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said: “The EIS is very clear...

Online Demo Against Forth Valley College Making Staff Redundant During Pandemic

Online Demo Against Forth Valley College Making Staff Redundant During Pandemic

A mass online demonstration against Forth Valley College’s continuing plans to make lecturing staff redundant during the COVID-19 epidemic took...

Continual Professional Learning

Professional Learning – Action Research Grants

Professional Learning – Action Research Grants

The EIS has a long history of teacher-led research and advocating for evidence-based practice. This is continued through the EIS...

FELA

FELA Action – Opposing Privatisation of Education at Shetland College

FELA Action – Opposing Privatisation of Education at Shetland College

In this article, the EIS-FELA Branch Secretary for Shetland College, Andrew Anderson, explains why our campaign to Keep Shetland College...

Member Service

Pensions Help and Advice

Phased Retirement

Financial Protection

Save with EIS Extra

Pensions Help and Advice

Phased Retirement

Financial Protection

Save with EIS Extra

Scottish Educational Journal

Vol 104 / Issue no. 03/ May 2020

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