Archive for May, 2011

#asechat and #ukedchat It happened completely by accident. I happened to be on Twitter yesterday evening and some interesting posts showed up in my timeline tagged with #asechat. So I joined in. I already sporadically take part in #ukedchat. If you don’t, it’s worth a look; you may have recently read the Guardian article about […]

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It’s funny how a new perspective can make you reassess what you do – not because it’s necessarily bad, but because we didn’t think it was unusual. We often take for granted the things we know or the methods we use. I find myself surprised when I make a reference to a scientific word being […]

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“Not a past paper again…” I bet we’ve all heard that refrain over the past couple of weeks, as the stack of past papers is placed ominously on the teacher’s desk. The exam is a few days away and we’re running low on time, papers and patience. So are the kids. Or maybe it’s not […]

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A while back I had an interesting Twitter discussion about the problems with assessment in education, and how different approaches might be useful. The others involved (@richardtibbles and @informededu) were much more organised than I am so have long since moved on, after blogging about it. David suggested this concept originally at his blog and […]

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