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Models of provision v2 summary Models of provision v2 February 23, 2021 by PeterT Posted in: Description, Explanation, Practice

In a previous post I set out five models of provision spanning face to face to fully online (and well designed) courses. That failed to fully capture at least one 'blended' model. I have reconceptualised the models - resulting in this new 'framework'. (more…)

Research Invested Schools Teachers as researchers February 18, 2021 by PeterT Posted in: Explanation, Practice

In previous posts I have talked about the characteristics of effective CPD and have argued that practitioner research is the best form of CPD. In this post I extend the argument to suggest that schools need to become research invested. (more…)

F2F to Online Online learning – there is nothing remote about it December 4, 2020 by Guest Posted in: Opinion

Bob Harrison responds to official comments (in England) about 'remote learning'

As I judged the entries for the Learning Reimagined Awards – which celebrate the most inspirational uses of technology for learning around the world – I could not help reflect on how incredibly quaint and outdated these innovations make the Department for Education’s (DfE's) remote education efforts look. (more…)

Rubric icon The halfbaked academic rubric November 21, 2020 by PeterT Posted in: Description, Practice

I have to admit that I’m not a fan of rubrics – preferring non-standardised forms of assessment – and perhaps because most of the rubrics I have come across have been pretty terrible. So I thought I’d have a go at developing a better one. (more…)

Creativity-Different Thinking differently about creativity November 17, 2020 by Guest Posted in: Opinion, Practice

By Dennis Sherwood

We all know that old cliché 'Necessity is the mother of invention', and events over the past nine months have validated its truth: that wretched virus has caused many new things to happen, from enhanced remote teaching at all educational levels to the ever-closer development of a vaccine.

Why has there been such an outburst of the discovery of new ideas, of creativity? (more…)