Time for fieldwork: four geographical days on the Jurassic Coast

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“Fieldwork makes geography come to life, puts everything into context in glorious 3D and helps students really grasp how geography literally shapes the world around us.” Kate Humble, BBC Springwatch presenter (taken from Parkinson, 2009) It doesn’t take long to persuade a geography teacher of the benefits of fieldwork and even less time to encourage […]

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Teachers helping teachers – the benefits of developing an online network

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As Psychology Subject Officer for WJEC Eduqas, an important part of my role is to support the teachers who are teaching my specifications. I do this in a variety of ways: offering face-to-face CPD; answering emails and phone calls; developing resources for the classroom etc. However, a British Psychological Society (BPS) survey of psychology teachers, […]

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Securing comprehension in reading – 3 steps to success

Good reading comprehension is a critical skill, fundamental to learning across the curriculum, to reading for pleasure and for success in life. Helping children to develop this skill can feel like a challenging process. However, a strong body of research evidence, including a recently published report from the  Education Endowment Foundation , reveals three identifiable aspects that underpin […]

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