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Note – there are no Learning Zone live chats for the next few weeks as schools break for Easter. Teachers – please post your questions in ASK in the meantime and normal play resumes 16th April.
In the news
Science of Learning – A collection of articles March 2018 – Impact, Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching
Applying the Science of Learning in the Classroom February 2018 – Impact, Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching
Selective schools make no difference to GCSE results, study says – 23rd March (Guardian)
Discussions happening in the Learning Zone
- Mixed-ability classes – good or bad? I know I’m oversimplifying but – all else being equal – is setting good for some and not others, or bad/good for all?
- Is there any research into the effectiveness of what teachers call ‘differentiated’ teaching? Does any of it suggest an optimal approach to teaching method?
Some reading I’m doing indicates that information is not saved to long term memory with out revisiting while other reading suggests that it moves to long term soon after being in short term and that the issue is with creating context…
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