Jonathan Beale, Researcher-in-Residence, CIRL 24 September 2019 It is essential that the student acquire an understanding of and a lively feeling for values. … It is also vital to a valuable education that independent critical thinking be developed in the young human being… Albert Einstein, ‘Education for Independent Thought’ (1952) How should we teach values? This […]
Jonathan Beale, Researcher-in-Residence, CIRL 17 September 2019 The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (‘Ofsted’) published their new Education Inspection Framework in May, which has been implemented this month. The new framework states that in future inspections, Ofsted will monitor how schools develop pupils’ character. What does the framework say about character? […]
Jonathan Beale, Researcher-in-Residence, CIRL 10 September 2019 Engaging students emotionally has substantial pedagogical advantages, such as eliciting greater interest in the material taught, which can engender a heightened motivation to learn. What teaching strategies can we employ to engage students emotionally? In the first blog post this academic year from CIRL, I outline a way […]
Character education: theories, practices, processes 13.11.2019
Winstone et al. (2016) analysed 195 research outputs to provide a taxonomy of feedback recipient processes which might lead to better engagement with feedback. Characteristics and behaviour of the receiver: 1. Understand the purpose of feedback and recognise how they can facilitate their individual progress themselves
Jalongo (1995) describes how during a conference one of the older teachers mentioned their frustration because very often pupils don’t know how to listen. Without going into too much detail here on what the causes for this might be, this post aims to give some insight into how this can change.
Belonging to and actively participating in a school community is a deeply formative experience that helps students develop, amongst other things, their character. In a broad sense, character education permeates all subjects, wider school activities and a general ethos; it cultivates the virtues of character associated with common morality and develops students’ understanding of what […]
Motivation affects how pupils approach school, how they relate to their peers and their teachers and how much effort they put into their studies. Even though motivation can be difficult to measure or define, there are two largely accepted types of motivation:
For this next post, we share some more ideas of how creativity can be implemented across disciplines.
In this series of posts we explore different techniques which can promote creativity in the classroom. They are all proposed with an interdisciplinary design in mind. We welcome ideas of what you have tried out and works in classrooms across schools.