Pedagogy

In many research projects observing and recording student behaviour is a useful way to measure the impact of new ideas and approaches. In this quick read we explore structured and unstructured observation techniques as well a verbal observation approaches.

25 June 2020

Surveys and interviews are powerful tools for collecting data (usually qualitative) from participants. In this 2 page read we compare these similar approaches and highlight when each might be more appropriate.

25 June 2020

Since computing was included in the national curriculum in England in 2014, a significant focus in CPD was on supporting teachers to feel confident in topics they had not previously studied.

24 June 2020

This approach is a popular way of making topics real for students, and can include analogies, similes, metaphors, role play, games, puzzles, magic tricks, and storytelling.

23 June 2020

An exciting new online course is now available for teachers of all age groups. You will learn how to research, plan, execute, and analyse new pedagogical ideas for your classroom.

09 June 2020

This month's episode focuses on Peer Instruction, a classroom practice we recently covered in a Pedagogy Quick Read.

07 May 2020

While curricula have shifted in favour of computer science over the last decade, the subject's success lies in the hands of those teaching it. Educators will soon be able to take part in an action research-focused course, aimed at supporting continuous improvement in the classroom.

05 May 2020

Hello! We hope you enjoyed your first week on our new Home teaching programme. Lots of parents and teachers have contacted us with pictures of the fantastic projects they’ve been making with their young people. Here's a nice one from Dan Smith and his five year old. Thanks @WeAreComputing

04 May 2020

Current circumstance has had a profound impact on the way that education is delivered to students around the world. This quick read introduces some terms, frameworks, and barriers related to distance learning, and aims to support educators as they transition to online teaching.

28 April 2020

Given current events we wanted to hear from a group of educators about their experiences of shifting learning online at short notice. The challenges and opportunities they have encountered as well as their recommendations of tools, approaches and content.

02 April 2020