Physicist and Star Wars fan Professor Carsten P Welsch explains how Star Wars fiction can help students to better understand the developments happening in accelerator science.
This is the conclusion of a three-part series on helping students tackle long-term, independent learning projects at Sixth Form level. In this article Andrew Shenton and Melanie Wood expand on the processes involved in ‘snowball sampling’ to provide students with tools to search for and locate reliable and relevant sources.
Not all of the most powerful learning situations are in the classroom. Here Shawn McCusker looks at examples of situated learning and how to provide students with deep learning experiences.
Giving students tools that unlock critical and creative thinking can help them develop thinking skills and embed their learning more deeply. Hanna Miller shows how Thinker’s Keys provide a great framework for motivating students and supporting learning objectives.
Literature can be a great way to discuss values and to think about different ways people behave. Jeffrey Pflaum updates some of the Aesop’s Fables as a basis for exploring morals and developing emotional intelligence.
In response to students’ concerns about the lack of inclusion of women and BAME writers at GCSE level, one exam board has taken steps to update their syllabus. Katy Lewis, Head of English, Drama and Languages at Pearson, discusses the move to add a more diverse set of texts to the English GCSE Literature syllabus.
Students who can explain their ideas have a much more powerful ability to reason and argue a point, but how do you teach someone how to become a better explainer? Chris Curtis highlights some ways his school has leveraged writing and oracy tasks to increase the complexity of their writing.
Author Kate Wiseman finds all sorts of scope for the imagination in objects she finds mudlarking on the Thames. Here she shares her approach for inspiring high school students to infuse their fiction writing with curiosity and historical-based speculation.
With the release of the latest PISA education rankings, countries all over the world are comparing their education systems to each other, some patting themselves on the back for their great maths results and improved reading scores, and others working hard to defend themselves against accusations of poor performance, usually justified by citing the differences […]
Financial literacy is an important part of being successful and well-educated. Daniel Ching and Julian Wright show how primary-aged pupils are learning valuable lessons that enhance the maths curriculum and give them the tools to excel later in life.
Many learners find it difficult to synthesise information collected from different sources. Andrew Shenton and Melanie Wood share a method for helping students develop this important abstract thinking skill.
Getting students involved in STEM initiatives outside of the classroom can be a bit challenging, but Burgess Hill Girls has pushed past the barriers and seen great results. Physics teacher Katren Bishop shares how participation in the International STEM Youth Innovation Competition has captured the girls’ imagination and proved to be a brilliant way to stimulate their interest in STEM subjects and drone technology.
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.
A new survey shows that the controversial phonics check, a test for five and six year olds is is making children cry and confusing good young readers.
Creativity and happiness are not always the first things students comment on when speaking about learning. However, Marcelo Staricoff believes this is inevitable when students are taught how to use creative learning models.
Activity 2: The Path to War- Students identify events leading to the Great War and determine which causes were the most/least important
Overview-The Great War Project-based Learning Resources
Intoduction to the Titanic Project-based Learning Resource(3.4)