Pupils often have a hard time uniting multiple sources in their research papers. Dr Andrew Shenton shares a model he uses for his sixth-formers to help them with this complex and abstract task of synthesising materials.
Strong critical thinking skills can strengthen social and cognitive development at all stages. Chloe Taylor shows how her classroom has implemented the Socratic method in the English classroom by teaching current affairs and getting students to read the news.
Early years’ psychologists suggest that children’s self-directed art activities are ‘wasted time’, but Sue Lyle shows how seeing young children as intellectually capable and taking their artistic expression seriously can have a profound impact on their learning experience.
Andy Mellor, Head teacher of St Nicholas C of E primary school, Blackpool, looks at Implementing and developing a knowledge based curriculum.