How far can students be left to organise their own learning, with teachers stepping back into the role of facilitators? All the way, asserts head Ian Cunningham
Done well, assessment can spark the deepest kind of learning. Yet narrow definitions of assessment persist in education. Mara Krechevsky and Tina Blythe explore how Project Zero is reimagining assessment and share examples of assessment practices that foster learning for both students and teachers.
Harvard’s Project Zero has been at the forefront of education research for more than five decades. Director Daniel Wilson highlights some of its contributions and current lines of research.
Bringing Zombies, Harry Potter and Disney fairy tales into the classroom is a great way of sparking imagination and allowing children to find meaning in STEM activities. Edward Kang and Amy Schwartzbach-Kang share how their work is inspiring children to love learning about science and maths.
Creating a sustainable depth of knowledge in students is an ongoing challenge in education. Heather Clements highlights the benefits of using a structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) to help students progress with an increased level of complexity and cognitive challenges.
Keep students entertained and engaged with these websites and online resources that connect learning to popular culture. From memes to movies we’ve got you covered.
Student-led collaboration can bring out the individual gifts of students as they develop within a community. Julie Rains shows how group learning and reflection can make students feel successful as active participants in their own learning.
Cultural forces exist in all classrooms that can be leveraged to develop a culture of thinking. Jeff Watson and Roger Winn demonstrate how to harness these forces to develop students’ thinking skills in secondary Maths and Chemistry classrooms.
Students at Robert Woodard Academy are finding answers to the complexities of climate change through a new initiative by the Institute for Research in Schools. STEM leader Darren Harman reports.
BAFTA’s gaming initiative is allowing young people to immerse themselves in the creative process of game design and development and supports the passion and dedication of teachers and students. Tim Hunter, Director of Learning and New Talent, discusses some of the highlights of the programme.
Games and learning scholar Seann Dikkers sits down with teachers who use Minecraft in their classroom to learn about how innovative teachers think and design.
Northern Ireland primary teacher Paul Scowcroft explains how he uses films in his classroom to encourage critical thinking skills and win awards.
Confusion over what Mastery Learning is can has created conflicting ideas and approaches. Heather Clements explains what it is and uses models of memory to clarify how it can be a meaningful and successful way to achieve deep learning.
Although Shakespeare’s language can be difficult, his insights and words still have importance and relevance to today’s students. Through participation in dramatic productions of the Bard, Joanne Skapinker shows how students develop confidence that allows them to succeed in all areas.
The Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) approach has been proven to develop
a lifelong love of learning and intrinsic motivation in children. Now Marcelo Staricoff shows how it is enabling children to become leaders within a whole-school learning environment, which is allowing them to contribute in ways that were previously thought impossible.
Creating thoughtful, articulate and knowledgeable students is at the heart of a new initiative to balance out the more narrowly focused A Level curriculum. Head Teacher Roland Martin outlines his Free Minds programme.