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What truly drives change in Education? — The Learner's Way

12 November, 2017 - 17:54

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  • You do not need to look very hard to find a report claiming that schools and education needs to change. But real change needs more than teacher blaming and increased accountability. What will drive real change is . . . - Nigel Coutts

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by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News

Educational Disadvantage - Socio-economic Status and Education Pt 3 — The Learner's Way

5 November, 2017 - 15:29

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  • Pedagogy and curriculum that engages students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and is deemed personally relevant to the lives they live, are seen as important factors towards equality of outcome by Wrench, Hammond, McCallum and Price (2012). Their research involved designing a curriculum and pedagogy that would be highly engaging to students of low-socioeconomic status. 'The interventions involved curriculum redesigns that set meaningful, challenging learning task(s) (culminating in high quality learning products); strong connection to student life-worlds; and a performative expectation for student learning.’ (Wrench et al 2012 p934) - Nigel Coutts

Tags: status, education, learner, learning, teaching, equity

by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News

Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios – The Edublogger

31 October, 2017 - 18:54

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  • "This post explores a range of approaches to student blogs and digital portfolios" (Morris, 2017.10.16, ¶4). - Paul Beaufait

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by: Paul Beaufait

Categories: International News

Educational Disadvantage - Socio-economic Status and Education Pt 2 — The Learner's Way

29 October, 2017 - 19:57

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  • An unavoidable element of the discourse around educational disadvantage or equality is how we define and assess equality. One definition will see this as being in equality of access to education, funding for education and/or resources. Such an approach has largely been seen in government funding models however subtle variations on this theme have resulted in significant differences in resulting policies. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: education, learner, teaching, learning, equity

by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News
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