Project Plan: Guerilla Teaching and Learning
Guerrilla Teaching and Learning encourages creative and critical thinking by breaking the norms of standard practice. Daniel Raven-Ellison presents Mission:Explore
Crispen Andrews provides some online starting points on creativity websites.
The International Conference on Thinking in Belfast: A preview of the programme
The 15th International Conference on Thinking is being held in Belfast from 20-24 June 2011. Its purpose is to bring together leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners to debate and discuss the nature of high quality thinking and learning in a variety of real world contexts.
The museum of love
After examination, experimentation: Kath Whitehouse describes a creative project – with students leading the learning.
What is ‘best practice’ in art and design
Merv Lebor asks whether, when it comes to creative subjects, it may be inappropriate to think that there’s one ideal way of teaching.
How do you measure the height of pyramids?
The Pathway Method helps children discover answers for themselves. Peter Worley explains.
How many animals in the room?
UCL Museums and Collections focuses its outreach programme on raising children’s aspirations and fostering social inclusion. Celine West and Jack Ashby report on the inspiring effects of object-based learning.
Mind your Language
Ten years ago we published this article by Mary Mason on how, without even realising it, schools used a specialised abstract language for thinking about academic subjects, and it disabled a vast number of pupils. Mary Mason has developed a programme to help them cope called Breakthrough to Learning.In her second article we look at how her programme has fared and ask some critical questions about the way schools fail to take on board education research.
Opening our doors to learning
How can we get parents to engage with their children’s learning? Hywel Roberts offers some inspiring ideas.
I want to tell you a story
Traditional oral storytelling is accessible to children of all ages and abilities, helping them build confidence and retain knowledge. Jacqui Hatchard explains how its benefits go beyond improving reading and writing skills, extending into the broader curriculum.