In this issue the activities reflect not only the climate emergency but the equally important issue of ecological breakdown.
David Leat and Ulrike Thomas outline how EPBL can be planned creatively and collaboratively.
If cross-curricular projects are done well, they can open students’ hearts and minds, but good projects are few and far between. Jackie Beere, OBE passes on some rules of engagement.
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.
Vocabulary, word recognition and reading fluency are important skills for reading, but they don’t cover the whole picture. Jeffrey Pflaum shares ideas for helping students understand the process of reading silently and visualising what they read.
Through a new initiative in California, students can pursue their love of competitive gaming while developing career skills and fulfilling curriculum requirements. Professor Constance Steinkuehler explains this new form of connected learning.
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.
Challenging students to think deeply and make connections is not always easy, but can pay dividends in the long run. Julie McGrane and David Leat show how Thinking Skills can be employed in an innovative, cross-curriculum approach.
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.
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.” So reads the line from Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet, and as Luke Hollowell-Williams from the Primary Shakespeare Company shows, dramatic methods can help unpack the ‘madness’ and create brilliant young learners.
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.
Although famously learner-led, project-based learning does require a fair amount of teacher planning to be at its most successful. Alexis Shea continues her series on strategies for successful PBL with a step-by-step guide to planning a project from beginning to end.
Setting up your first project-based learning unit can be an intimidating task – but for Alyson Boustead, all that preparation and planning paid off. Here, she details her school’s ambitious venture into PBL, and the astounding impact it had on her learners’ creativity, resourcefulness and resilience.