Teaching & Learning Category

New Role, New Challenges

Paul Champion.     After nearly two years working with the exceptional team at Chesterfield College it’s time to move on.  I have learnt so much during my time as Assistant Principal at Chesterfield and I would like to wish everyone at the college and the wonderful team within Learning Unlimited the best of luck and […]

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Standardising practice

http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/standardising-practice     Standardising practice Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:34 This month, I thought I would write a piece on standardising practice to help anyone new to this aspect of their teaching, training, assessment or quality assurance role. What is standardisation? Standardising practice ensures all teachers, trainers, assessors and quality assurers interpret and follow the requirements […]

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How the job of a teacher compares around the world

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/sep/05/how-the-job-of-a-teacher-compares-around-the-world There has long been a fascination with comparing the UK’s teaching system with what’s in place elsewhere in the world. Everyone from Ofsted chief Michael Wilshaw to the former education secretary Michael Gove have expressed admiration for Singapore’s education system, where young pupils achieve highly in maths. Research has now found that the education system in Finland […]

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Lessons for Schools Direct from the success of college teacher education

   http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/lessons-for-schools-direct-from-the-success-of-college-teacher-education Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:13 Nearly two million people study in an FE college each year. In fact, more young people study in FE colleges than in school sixth forms and FE Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses train more teachers on average than primary and secondary schools together. For instance, over 45,000 student teachers were registered on […]

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

 http://www.teachthought.com/learning/25-critical-thinking-strategies-for-the-modern-learner/ Critical thinking is the engine of learning. Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, analysis, evaluation, innovation, application, and scores of other verbs from various learning taxonomies. So the following infographic from Mentoring Minds is immediately relevant to all educators, and students as well. It’s a bit of […]

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic

http://elearninginfographics.com/8-ways-engage-elearners-infographic/  Do you struggle to engage your staff through e-learning? The 8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic provides 8 engagement tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light. How to Engage eLearners: Grab their attention. Be thought provoking, give statistics or quick snippets of real life situations […]

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What Will Learning Look Like in 2024? – Curated Thoughts

http://twist.elearningguild.net/2014/09/what-will-learning-look-like-in-2024-curated-thoughts/ This post curates the growing conversation around #LRN2024 – What will learning look like in 2024? This year the DevLearn Conference and Expo turns 10 years old. Over the last decade DevLearn has been the event to showcase how new technologies are enhancing learning and performance. There’s a high likelihood that the advancements made […]

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-epic-byod-toolchest-image-repost-august You’ve got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I’ve used with my students or […]

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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes

http://www.edudemic.com/blooms-taxonomy-to-write-learning-outcomes/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, […]

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7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-strategies-support-students-cant-afford-technology/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite 7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology 7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology by TeachThought Staff For all of its potential, education technology suffers from a flaw that public education has struggled with since its inception–equity. However you want to phrase it or refract it as an issue, the […]

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