Visualising Holistic Planning

I am still writing this blog Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series One of the principle issues with unit based courses is that there are often similar learning/ assessment objectives which across a range of units. This is due to the nature of the unit based curriculum.  For example, equality and diversity is addressed … Read more Visualising Holistic Planning

Visualising The Importance of Learning Objectives

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Learning objectives are at the centre of the lesson in the same way the sun is in the centre of the solar system. Learning objectives are about helping the student to understand what they will be learning during the lesson (progression) not their attainment (outcome). Learning objectives are … Read more Visualising The Importance of Learning Objectives

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 simple definition of differentiation could be what will you do differently for each student/ group. … Read more Visualising Learning: Differentiation and Scaffolding

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 but ineffectual to developing a consistent repeatable cycle. This cycle can be summarised and is … Read more Visualising Planning By Learning Events

Visualising Learning Through Lesson Planning

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Lesson planning is one of those issues which never seems to be resolved and is often associated with questions like ‘this is a waste of time,’ ‘I don’t have time to plan lessons,’ ‘what are Ofsted looking for,’ ‘why can’t we use the five minute lesson plan,’ and … Read more Visualising Learning Through Lesson Planning

Visualising Deep Learning

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series The idea of DEEP learning has been batted around for mainly years but few people truly understand the implicit knowledge which is being inferred to when it is used. The word DEEP is an acronym based on cognitive brain research, which discovered for learning to be retained for … Read more Visualising Deep Learning

Visualising Intervention – Educational Transition

Using A Temporal View of Transition To Support Educational Transition Note: this article is based on working practice during 2005, 2011 Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Transition, whether it is from infant school to primary school, from primary school to high school, from high school to college or the workplace or from college … Read more Visualising Intervention – Educational Transition

Visualising Praise – A Verbal Framework

Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series Over the years, I have learnt, to my expense, that praise is subjective to each student, so much so that praise can activate or deactivate a learner.  Worst still, for some learners it acts as an ignition point for conflict.  As with most teaching practices, it is critical … Read more Visualising Praise – A Verbal Framework

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 mid 90’s I have been using the mobile comparison table to teach essay writing. More … Read more Visualising Assessment Words, Blooms Taxonomy, Objectives and Essay Titles

Visualising Intervention – Pre & Post Assessment

How can we show that non-teacher intervention is working in school Note: this article is based on working practice during 2005 Part of the Visualising Education Blog Series It is clear that current and future developments within the education system are focused on using data to prove that change has taken place.  However, the question … Read more Visualising Intervention – Pre & Post Assessment