Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Graphic Communication Surprise: Assessment Shifts & (Hidden) Pedagogy

In the thick of the Scottish ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ reforms, Teachers remain fully active at the front line of subject implementation.  Any period of systematic change, especially on this scale, will come with its challenges, rewards and surprises; though from my … Continue reading

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Excel Based E-Folio System for Pupils

AVAILABLE FREE WHEN YOU SIGN UP TO FOLLOW THINKOSITY! I spent some of my time off playing around with Excel 2010 and put together an electronic folio system that allows pupils to collect and manage evidence of the work they have … Continue reading

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Research Project: Distributed Cognition in Technology Education

What is the context and background to this pilot project? Recent OECD publications(1, 2) explicitly link effective education with future employability and highlight the importance of improved school-employment alignment, transverse and technical skills. Among these, problem solving within STEM subjects … Continue reading

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What I Think Educational Research Does

Learning and Teaching amount to very complex processes and, anyone who has been a Teacher will probably not disagree with the fact that the pupils are often the biggest variable.   I think very much of the fortunate probationary who gets … Continue reading

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