Developing independent learning skills in Design Technology

Independent Learning defined: “Independent learning is a process, a method and a philosophy of education whereby a learner acquires knowledge by his or her own efforts and develops the ability for enquiry and critical evaluation” The aim within the Technology department is to encourage and enable our students to: become autonomous learners be self-directed in… Read more »

Geography Achievement and Progress

      With a view on raising achievement and progress in my own geography lessons I have been looking for strategies to improve students’ results in test and formal examinations. We provide substantive lists of what needs to be revised and will run a revision session prior to the exam but I wanted to… Read more »

Silent Discussions

Assessment for Learning has always been something I’ve felt I’ve needed to really work at to do well, and do regularly enough that it’s useful. In my first year teaching, for me it meant lots of marking. Gradually I realised that, actually, it can be far less didactic than that and involve the students far… Read more »

Using Digital technology to support learning

Digital learning has proved an invaluable tool not only in the variety of ways that students can learn but in the way that they can access and complete work. One of our biggest issues is to boost self – esteem and confidence with children who have difficulties in their learning as they often feel ‘different’… Read more »

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  • Developing independent learning skills in Design Technology

    Independent Learning defined: “Independent learning is a process, a method and a philosophy of education whereby a learner acquires knowledge by his or her own efforts and develops the ability for enquiry and critical evaluation” The aim within the Technology department is to encourage and enable our students to: become autonomous learners be self-directed in… Read more »

  • Geography Achievement and Progress

          With a view on raising achievement and progress in my own geography lessons I have been looking for strategies to improve students’ results in test and formal examinations. We provide substantive lists of what needs to be revised and will run a revision session prior to the exam but I wanted to… Read more »

  • Silent Discussions

    Assessment for Learning has always been something I’ve felt I’ve needed to really work at to do well, and do regularly enough that it’s useful. In my first year teaching, for me it meant lots of marking. Gradually I realised that, actually, it can be far less didactic than that and involve the students far… Read more »

  • Using Digital technology to support learning

    Digital learning has proved an invaluable tool not only in the variety of ways that students can learn but in the way that they can access and complete work. One of our biggest issues is to boost self – esteem and confidence with children who have difficulties in their learning as they often feel ‘different’… Read more »