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Not the outsides but the insides surely?

I’ve come across several requests for new projects to support a revision of current KS3 schemes of work. My usual response has been don’t start with projects, start with what you want the pupils to learn. 514 more words

D&T

5 strategies for improving classroom observations

As a faculty member, adjunct or teaching assistant, your teaching is observed by dozens and even hundreds of students in every class you teach.

Observations by other teachers does not happen very often. 1,803 more words

Teaching

Baddass Biomimicry Part 2 Science fiction becomes science fact!

Have you ever watched a dragonfly? They can hover almost as if frozen in space wings beating so fast they appear as a blur, land with delicate precision on a waving blade of grass, skim gracefully over a pond and fly off at speeds that defy sight. 290 more words

Curriculum Development

Baddass Biomimicry

Early in 2013 when there was considerable debate about the government’s proposed National Curriculum Programme of Study for design & technology. Dick Olver, chairman of BAE Systems, one of the UKs biggest companies, criticised the government’s proposal on the following grounds: The draft proposals for design & technology did “not meet the needs of a technologically literate society. 618 more words

Curriculum Development

Literacies in Professional Services: Implications for Self-Advocacy, Society and Community Development

Literacies in Professional Services: 24th BALID Informal Literacy Discussion

5pm on 30th November, London, UK

On Wednesday 30th November, we are holding our BALID AGM at 4pm, which will be followed at 5pm by a presentation and discussion on the above topic, led by Tara Furlong of RaPAL. 476 more words

Some commentary on the new CfE Science benchmarks

The following is a guest post from Dr Laura Colucci-Gray, University of Aberdeen. It is somewhat longer than the usual blog post, but has been posted here in full because of the nuanced way it explores the new Science benchmarks. 2,919 more words

Curriculum Development

Teaching Strategies workshop for UF's K-College CTSI Program

Creating an effective syllabus, incorporating active learning into teaching, and using informal teaching evaluations were topics of the workshop I led with faculty, post-docs and doctoral students attending the… 167 more words

Higher Education