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Bali, Reetu – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Students
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Brown, Geraint; Burnham, Sally – Teaching History, 2014
Ten years ago, two heads of department in contrasting schools presented a powerfully-argued case for resisting the use of level descriptions within their assessment regimes. Influenced both by research into the nature of children's historical thinking and by principles of assessment "for" learning, Sally Burnham and Geraint Brown argued…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, History Instruction, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods
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Cox, Jo – Education in Science, 2014
Redmoor Academy is a Key Stage 3 (age 11-14) school in Leicestershire, UK, with a student cohort just over 500 pupils. The Academy has a long history of encouraging pupils to consider how STEM subjects relate to each other and to their future careers, and has made great inroads into ensuring that all teachers of STEM subjects are delivering the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Student Projects, Problem Based Learning
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Sewell, Keira – Education in Science, 2014
Keira Sewell has just finished her second year as a Challenge Leader for the Faraday Challenge, a STEM-based scheme run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Aimed at 12-13 year-old students, its purpose is to engage students in future careers in engineering. Each year, a new challenge is held in over sixty schools and universities…
Descriptors: Reflection, Engineering Education, Science Projects, Problem Based Learning
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Howarth, Sue – School Science Review, 2014
The STEM team at the University of Worcester support STEM activities in schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Part of this help includes suggesting activities for STEM clubs. As the biologist on the team author, Sue Howarth was asked by teachers for ideas to use in biology clubs. This article was prompted by feedback that these ideas might…
Descriptors: Clubs, STEM Education, Biology, Learning Activities
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Smith, Dan – Teaching History, 2014
What is a sense of period? And how can pupils' sense of period be developed? Questions such as these have troubled history teachers for many years, often revolving around debates over the role played by empathy and imagination in coming to know a period on its own terms. Rather than adopt a comparative approach, Dan Smiths decided in his teaching…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, European History
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Osowiecki, Maria; Francis, Robin – Teaching History, 2014
Year 9 think they know a lot about the First World War. After all, they read Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful in their English lessons all the way back in Year 7, they have seen Blackadder so many times they can recite it, and in the centenary year of the war's outbreak, they can hardly avoid it on television. But their view of the war…
Descriptors: War, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Worth, Paula – Teaching History, 2014
Paula Worth presents in this article a means of challenging students' tendency to generalise even when they know that they should not. How can teachers encourage their students to say something meaningful about the past while avoiding making unwarranted generalisations? Worth takes teachers through the process of planning her own enquiry designed…
Descriptors: Generalization, History Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Worth, Paula – Teaching History, 2014
Paula Worth draws on three professional traditions in history education in order to build a lesson sequence on the Crusades for her Year 7s. First, she draws on the growing tradition of classroom practice using historical scholarship, not only to inform the teacher's knowledge but to deepen her pupils' direct acquaintance with scholarly work.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Teaching Methods, European History
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Murray, Mike – Teaching History, 2013
Mike Murray shares a lesson sequence in which his students examined changing interpretations of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879. Building on earlier work on teaching interpretations across an extended chronological period and the work of Wheeley et al on Rorke's Drift in particular, Murray develops new emphases, fresh ways in to the puzzle and…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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Kelleway, Elisabeth; Spillane, Thomas; Haydn, Terry – Teaching History, 2013
"Never again" is the clarion call of much Holocaust and genocide education. There is a danger, however, that it can become an empty, if pious, wish. How can we help pupils reflect seriously on genocide prevention? Elisabeth Kellaway, Thomas Spillane and Terry Haydn report teaching strategies that focused students' attention on what came…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Death, Social History, Historical Interpretation
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Stephen, Alison – Teaching History, 2013
Alison Stephen, who has wrestled for many years with the challenges of teaching emotional and controversial history within a multiethnic school setting, relished the opportunity to link her school's teaching of the Holocaust with a comparative study of other genocides. As she reports, her aim was to not create a hierarchy of suffering or…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Death, Victims of Crime, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Crook, David – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2007
In the United Kingdom, television for schools is 50 years old in 2007. The anniversary provides a reason to undertake an exploratory history of school broadcasting, an area that has received very little attention from historians of British education. The first part of this article examines the origins of school radio broadcasting, focusing…
Descriptors: Reputation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Kemp, Tim; Bickmore, Charlotte – Teaching History, 2004
During discussions about planning, Tim Kemp and Charlotte Bickmore recently concluded that despite the name they give to their major Year 8 unit (The Making of the United Kingdom), they tend mainly to focus on England, and even more especially, on London. They have a good point. Ask an average Year 8 student to describe Britain in, say, 1700, and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, European History, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Martin, Nikki – Mathematics Teaching, 2003
In this article, the author discusses a project involving the observation of 12 teachers in different schools, teaching pupils at Key Stage 3 of differing ages and abilities, noting both questioning techniques used and pupils' responses. The teachers involved were volunteers, chosen to give a range of experience, styles, and school, and included a…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Mathematics Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Student Reaction