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A shocking dose of educational reality.

This Facebook thing I saw and re-posted yesterday really hit me hard, especially in the comments it generated from my many friends who have a vested interest in public education. 542 more words

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Why does it have to be either or?

Having started this blog with posts on different trends in education (here, here and here), it was pertinent that a recent article… 1,272 more words

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There is no neutral process of education. Education either works as an instrument fostering the generations’ integration in the actual ruling system’s logic assimilating conformism, or transform itself in the practice of freedom, the way to men and women critically deal with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” (Paulo Freire; 1921-1997) 19 more words

Visible Learning for Teachers - Part One: Big Ideas and The Role of the Teacher

I have been reading Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers recently. I had originally purchased this book at one stage during an inspired term of teaching, with several projects on the go and was not able to get stuck in reading it fluidly. 1,805 more words

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Navigating Educational Trends - Explicit Instruction

This post is the third in a series (part 1 – ‘hands on or experiential learning’, part 2 – ‘inquiry model’) looking at various commonly used teaching approaches. 424 more words

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Navigating Educational Trends - Inquiry Model

This post is the second in a series (part 1 – ‘hands on or experiential learning’) looking at various commonly used teaching approaches. I have referred to these common approaches as trends, as in educational circles their popularity ebbs and flows. 682 more words

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Navigating Educational Trends - Hands On or Experiential Learning

As an early career teacher, it can be quite tricky navigating educational trends.The reason I refer to them as trends, rather than simply ‘teaching’ is because of the way they seem to go in and out of favour, depending on who you listen to!  853 more words

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