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T-Levels

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. T Levels will offer students a mixture of… Continue reading T-Levels

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Teaching and Learning Theories

Behaviourism Helpful in understanding and influencing what students do. Constructivism Helpful in understanding and influencing what students are thinking and how students construct or create knowledge out of experiences. Humanism Cognitivism References : Bruner, J. (1996). The culture of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Dewey, J. (1938/1998). How we think. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Courses.Lumenlearning.com (2019).… Continue reading Teaching and Learning Theories

Contextualised Learning, Employer Engagement, Project-Based Learning

My experience of Contextualised Learning

Having been worked in IT industry for over 10 years, when I started teaching, the first thing I wanted to do was, to connect the academic knowledge I was delivering with the real-life experiences. The urge to support students make meaningful connections between what they are learning in class to real-life was so much that… Continue reading My experience of Contextualised Learning

blended learning, Curriculum Planning, Employable Attributes, flipped learning, Toolkit

Measure the effect of Flipped Learning as compared to traditional chalk and talk method for an exam based module

This research looks at how we can improve the exam results using Flipped Learning in class. Flipped learning is when students use physical space of the classroom for collaborative activities while the initial learning takes place in their own time at their own pace by watching videos, doing research and completing online tasks Subjects Level… Continue reading Measure the effect of Flipped Learning as compared to traditional chalk and talk method for an exam based module

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Teaching and Learning Book Reviews

In this blog, I will review books that I have read and have helped me develop myself as an educator. 'When Adults Change, Everything Changes' tops the chart for me. This book made me question how I deal with behaviour in class. Paul has covered all areas of behaviour and I like the way he rounds… Continue reading Teaching and Learning Book Reviews

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Stretch and Challenge – Research project (January 2019 – May 2019)

I was asked by a colleague to take part in a research project aiming at 'Stretch and Challenge'. I have heard this term a lot and was one of my development point in the lesson observation. I agreed to take part in the research as I thought it will help develop my practise. 'Differentiation' is… Continue reading Stretch and Challenge – Research project (January 2019 – May 2019)

Curriculum Planning, Employable Attributes, Employer Engagement, Project-Based Learning

#ReadingCollegeTakeOver – 2

The first #ReadingCollegeTakeOver project was a success in supporting students in developing employable attributes. I have had an amazing feedback from students and teaching community. It was a very proud moment for me when the project was mentioned in #JISCTop10 winners announcement. #ReadingCollegeTakeOver - 2 will run from January 2019-May 2019. This project will support… Continue reading #ReadingCollegeTakeOver – 2