Reflection on taking learning outdoors: The implications for teachers and learners.

Introduction It is suggested by the literature that we have become an indoor, sedentary society (Barron, 2014). A number of reasons are reported, such as being a culture of fear (stranger danger, unknown terrors), safety concerns (traffic, accident prevention), obsession with cleanliness and germs, indoor enticements such as games consoles and TV, lack of parent … Continue reading Reflection on taking learning outdoors: The implications for teachers and learners.

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Freedom to teach – freedom to flourish?

Historically, there has been inconsistency in the support of and approach to the old national curriculum. Jones and Wyse (2004) suggested that the delivery of the curriculum via the National Strategies and curriculum was ‘over-prescriptive’ and had been critised by Ofsted (2003) for hindering creativity in both teaching and learning. Many educators such as Sir Ken … Continue reading Freedom to teach – freedom to flourish?

Knowledgeable Tomatoes vs Wisdom Fruit Salads

Stop and think for a second… What is the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom? Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is knowing not to put it into a fruit salad. – Miles Kington (Author of How to Tell the Dog). An admirable quote, this in mind, how confident are you in your … Continue reading Knowledgeable Tomatoes vs Wisdom Fruit Salads

A case study – How and when does collaboration improve outcome?

This case study investigates how 21st Century effective teaching methods impact learning. The study is divided into sections considering theoretical perspectives alongside critical analyses of classroom practice before concluding findings. To illustrate the importance of effective practice, it is noted in research, alongside local and national policies, that various teaching and learning strategies need to be … Continue reading A case study – How and when does collaboration improve outcome?