Defibrillating your Schemata: The most important thing this delegate learned at #CurriculumEd2019.

If unsure where to begin, start with Clare Sealy. Her lucid presentation on schemata is probably the best way to organise the sensory and cognitive overload of yesterday’s sun-blessed #CurriculumEd2019: Whether the organisers’ genuine commitment filtered through to every corner of the site or 800-years-plus of intellectual and spiritual residue in the buildings played a… Continue Reading →

Workshop summary #1; “Spacing & Retrieval Practice with Cooperative Learning”

This series of very brief articles recaps salient points from the workshop for the benefit of delegates and those unfortunates who missed it.  [3 minutes to read] The five planned articles in this series correspond to the headlines of the workshop and are planned as roughly three-minute reads each: What is Cooperative Learning What is retrieval practice? What is spaced retrieval practice?… Continue Reading →

First public chapter: What’s in this Book?

This is the first public excerpt of “The Beginner’s Guide to Cooperative Learning.” Please use Facebook to comment, like and share. The chapter “What’s in this book?” is to help busy readers to quickly focus on that which interests them. Chapter II: What’s in this Book? Whether you approach it as a leader or a teacher, this… Continue Reading →

Hand in Glove; SOLO Taxonomy & Cooperative Learning

Action Research: Working with Berrymede Junior School has presented an opportunity to better harness the vast amounts of pupil knowledge made visible by Cooperative Learning. Ever open to hand-carry any and all curriculum content and pedagogical approaches, Cooperative Learning multiplies the value of programmes as diverse as Read-Write-Inc, Talk4Writing, and Maths No Problem. However, one specific… Continue Reading →

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