Learning is about more than hitting targets. To progress as a learner requires a much richer learning environment, says David Leat.
Raw knowledge at your fingertips
Joell Mayoh looks at some of the most useful ‘online knowledge compilations’ available to teachers and pupils.
Project Plan – Learning in Depth
A Cross Curriculum Project with a difference: one that could last a whole school lifetime!
Our school’s learning journey towards an Outstanding Ofsted
Angi Gibson recounts how her drive to create independent learners dramatically changed the aspirations of pupils in an area of very high deprivation.
Making it real
A transformative curriculum development programme provides children with life enduring and life enhancing skills. Peter Carne explains.
Learning to Learn: it’s not enough just to talk about it!
Kate Wall from the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University summarises some of the key outcomes from the Learning to Learn in Schools and Further Education Projects. She indicates the importance of privileging talk about learning in the classrooms but says it is not enough to be a reflective learner: the ability and space to implement strategic action is also important.
Learning in Depth: a curriculum innovation
Deep knowledge of one topic has the potential to transform the schooling experience of nearly all children, says Kieran Egan. This article appears in conjunction with our cross curriculum project plan.
Improving Memory Skills – 10 years on
Many young people in secondary education don’t automatically develop memory skills. Angie Staple describes how she has adapted her earlier work on memory skills for them.
What is a webquest?
In this edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Crispin Andrews suggests an exciting webquest based on the new Doctor Who battling against his old foes, the Silurians. But what is a webquest, and is it a useful teaching tool? Linda Anderson provides an answer and offers guidelines for teachers to produce their own webquests.