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Cambridge University Press launches new education podcast series

PRESS RELEASE — July 22, 2019

A new education podcast from Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s leading university presses, will bring together the very best educational experts to discuss topics affecting teachers around the world.

The Brighter Thinking Pod consists of teachers, authors, key subject figures and other educational thinkers covering the topics teachers have told us they care about most. These include the challenge of differentiation in mixed ability classes, tips for second language learning and the future of education.

Michael McGarvey, Director for Cambridge Learning for Schools at Cambridge University Press, said: ‘With the Brighter Thinking Pod, we wanted to provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds could come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom.’

‘We are committed to advancing knowledge worldwide and unlocking the potential of as many classrooms as possible. We believe the podcast gives us an exciting new avenue to do this, while opening up a creative space for teachers to discover new ideas, as well as share their own.’

The first episode focuses on the teaching approach, active learning, and features Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning at the exams group Cambridge Assessment, and Dr Mark Winterbottom, Senior Lecturer in Education. The Press will be releasing a new episode every Thursday over the next six weeks.

Guests include futurist and author of Teaching for Tomorrow, Michael McQueen, Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of the UCL Institute of Education, and a range of educators from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education including Dr Linda Fisher and Dr Fiona Maine.

Listeners can submit questions for guests via our online community of teachers, The Cambridge Panel, or on Twitter using the hashtag #BrighterPod.

Listen to the first four episodes online or download on iTunes or Spotify.


About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 50,000 titles covering academic research and professional development, as well as school-level education and English language teaching. Playing a leading role in today’s international marketplace, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

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Brighter Thinking Pod
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