How children can get creative with game design
The power of games to focus young minds is undeniable. What is less well established is the power of games to inspire learning across a range of subjects. But, with so many opportunities for young people to get involved in designing their own games, the time has never been better to start to integrate games into your teaching. Here, Tim Hunter, Director of Learning & New Talent at BAFTA, discusses game design.
Learning by Total Immersion
If teachers can accept video and film as legitimate resources for learning why are they so resistant to what could be the most trans-formative technology yet? Becky Sage slays some doubts about Virtual Reality.
Young, Gifted, and Difficult
That gifted learners are also often low achievers is an all too common occurrence. But the received wisdom on this issue is often confused and the guidance unclear. Ginger O’Donnell reviews the latest thinking and the recommended teaching strategies.
Think Like A Human!
Michael Mann, from the innovation Foundation NESTA makes the case for collaborative problem solving.
A Think Piece
Ian Gilbert, the acclaimed author of The Little Book of Thunks, argues that in an era of information overload and uncertainty children need to be encouraged to think for questions rather than for answers.
Involving students in School Improvements Research
Pershore High School developed a scheme of Learning Ambassadors to provide structured feedback to teachers on their lessons. It led to a wider student research project on how teachers could improve student engagement and learning.
Putting the child into Philosophy For Children
Children are already powerful young people, it’s high time we recognised them as such, explains Sue Lyle.
Using trees to inspire poetry
Trees, the lungs of the earth in many ways, are often looked to as our life source, but revered children’s poet Kate Williams shares how the humble tree can transform the unlikely writer into the most articulate poet.
The Truth About Peer Tutoring: It works!
But it needs serious tutor training in communication and social skills, and in depth thinking about the learning process, as Rosalyn Mark reports on the findings of her school research project.