Apr 08

Applying Milgram’s Findings to Teaching and Learning

Milgram’s classical experiment into obedience led to some surprising revelations, putting the ethical and bias issues to one side.  Milgram developed the Agency Theory (1974) which indicates that people will obey and take responsibility for their own actions (agentic state).  For example, those students … Continue reading

Feb 13

Visualising Learning: Differentiation and Scaffolding

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Differentiation is another one of those terms which teachers interpret in many different ways.  For example, differentiation by outcome, differentiation by input, differentiation by learning level to differentiation by activity/ task.  Thus a … Continue reading

Feb 11

Visualising Planning By Learning Events

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series In 2011 I reviewed all my lecture presentations and teaching materials for reoccurring patterns and discovered that over a six month period. I went from having presentations which were inconsistent, illogical and all … Continue reading

Feb 15

Visualising Assessment Words, Blooms Taxonomy, Objectives and Essay Titles

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Updated: 15th Nov 2016 Please remember that I am not an English teacher and this is an exploration of a quick and dirty method of developing a student’s writing skills.   Since the … Continue reading

Dec 13

Mobile Devices: Getting A Bit More From The Battery

In the last five years we have seen an explosion of mobile devices within the general population so much that it is estimated that the typical British teenager owns six mobile devices, with 84% owning a smartphone, BBC (2013). Where as … Continue reading

Dec 12

Understanding Mobile Apps: Is There A Difference?

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We all use Apps (application) on our phones or touchpads but have you ever thought about how they differ?  There are many ways in which we can classify or group App’s but I want to explore how we group App’s in … Continue reading

Nov 26

Teaching Assistant – How Do You Compare: Pay, Training and Performance Management

A Review of The ATL Teaching Assistant Findings Working Hours and Conditions Support staff are working more than 21hrs per week (86%) and undertaking additional hours (70%) which is due to workload demands (67%).  It is very likely (74%) that support … Continue reading

Nov 26

Teaching Assistant – How Do You Compare: Roles, Duties and Responsibilities

A Review of The ATL Teaching Assistant Findings Job Title Most support staff (40%) are still employed under the label of Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant with the array of other labels been used in relatively low frequency (20%).  The … Continue reading