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Less is more...

I’ve been writing a lot about cognitive architecture and instructional design of late (here, here and here). Arguably, the goal of instruction is to help students be able to explain information that they’ve retained and to transfer this to solve problems. 597 more words

Teacher Training

Back To School

I’m leaving local government…again. It’s been a roller-coaster ride and a fascinating period in my working life. I’ve met some dedicated people who work in difficult circumstances and ever-shifting sands for poor pay and precious little thanks from the general public. 181 more words

Local Authorities

It's Done!

After seven long years, reams of paper, pools of ink, a new hard drive, and countless revisions, I have finally finished my doctorate. What a relief. 747 more words


Three learners - What instruction?

I’ve written previously about the differences between expert and novice learners. You may want to read this if you haven’t already, as it provides a good base for this post.  759 more words

Teacher Training



Unless you were hiding under a rock this weekend (or holed-up the Lake District as I was) you will have noticed that the Olympics have started. 303 more words

Plagiarism as an Art Form

Have you in the last year or so looked for free essays to plagiarise? Have you adapted what seemed to be attractive material into your essay or dissertation without properly checking or referencing it? 837 more words


Ofsted warning on colleges extremism

There are warnings from Ofsted that further education providers are “falling short in protecting learners from risk of extremism”.

Click to read BBC article

“…the threat of radicalisation and terrorism is ever present.

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