Thanks for 'dropping in' to my blog.
The main reason for this blog is to explore my understanding of education and pedagogy and through this 'social media' (hopefully) start conversations that will provide answers or at least start me (us) thinking about what we do. I like to explore different ideas and ways to engage and educate my pupils and I want to read what others think . So I thought I’d write about the things that interest or concern me and see the kind of reaction I get. This is something I’ve never done before so it’s a leap into the unknown, but I believe that ‘Social Media’ and ICT need to be part of our practice, (and in exploring and as I learn I will make mistakes) so help me learn and pick me up when I fall: here goes….
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Author Archives: Gareth
The buzz right now is “Cooperative Learning”; staff are on courses for it so students can do it! Our own school’s whole school staff CPD has encouraged us [teachers] to be collaborative and cooperative learners. Recently I was interviewed by … Continue reading
“Deep learning is the central principle of Curriculum for Excellence. It involves knowledge and understanding and the skills to apply knowledge in useful ways.” High Order Skills Excellence Group Feb 2011 Deep learning or active learning as described in CfE … Continue reading
This appeared on twitter the other day. Not happy with 140 characters I’ve tried to organise my thoughts and synthesise some of the conversations had over the past few months. From the conversation had with colleagues form around the country there is, … Continue reading
Following my last post on Active Learning I thought I’d blog an example from my own experience. Investigate the effects on the environment from the generation of electricity, that’s the challenge our new CfE S1 Technological Inquiry sets the pupils. They are … Continue reading
I saw this the other day and can only surmise that the individual concerned was quite happy with ‘5-to-14’. When I was in industry if something was not Fit-For-Purpose it was changed or discarded and ‘5-to-14’ was not Fit-For-Purpose, it … Continue reading