What cathedral are you building?

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I’ve been on a school trip to York these last few days. As you’ll know if you’ve been there, the Minster dominates the city. On a walk round the city walls, I was chatting with a 10-year old about the 250 years it took to build, from 1220 and 1472. We spoke about how many generations of one family it … Read More

Couple of School Projects

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There are a couple of mini-projects I thought I’d share. FPS Zoo The first is the FPS Zoo. Most of our Year 6 have finished exams so this is an experiment to tie in various cross-curricular themes in (hopefully) a fun way. The idea is to make a zoo full of made-up animals. Science will be looking at classifications, evolution … Read More

Ton’s Interdependent Thoughts: Rotterdam University Learning Community: Authenticity and Co-Creation Go Together

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For me this is an important point: when you want to have a more authentic learning experience it means actively involving the learners in creating that learning experience. If you're the learner it means actively owning your learning path, if you're the teacher it means helping the learners own their learning paths, and see your work as a permanent learning … Read More