New Vistas For Teacher Development Are Opening Up After Lockdown
Jane Jones shows how professional learning within on-line environments has begun to flourish into new diverse, personalised and collaborative opportunities. Drawing on rich teacher testimonies she portrays an optimistic picture of professional development in the most challenging of times.
Professional Development in Pandemic Times
Graham Handscomb suggests that the pandemic crisis has highlighted the need for more professional development rather than less, particularly for those working with the most disadvantaged students
How to … Use Cognitive Load Theory To Improve Virtual Learning
Simon Richter says that lockdown learning online has presented fundamental challenges for how we teach. He gives practical guidance on how Cognitive Load Theory can make teaching and learning more effective
How to … Support Autistic Students In Virtual Learning And Transition Back Into School
Alison Ekins and Hannah Campbell reveal the impact - both positive and challenging - of lockdown and on-line learning on autistic students. They provide a range of guidance and resource for addressing the diverse needs of these students
How To Support Students’ Movement And Sensory Needs
Hannah Campbell highlights the importance of taking account of learners’ movement and sensory need, particularly given the challenges of on-line learning, and provides strategies for addressing these
How To Remove Barriers To Learning For SEN Children – Lessons From Lockdown.
In th first of two articles, Alison Ekins draws from the detailed perceptions of parents and students with SEN in lockdown to identify and better understand barriers to learning.
Cognitive Load Theory : How Much Is Too Much?
Are we swamping learners with information in ways they are unable to process? Simon Richter considers what Cognitive Load Theory has to offer and what this means for classroom practice and the professional development of teachers