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Making history relevant

An active approach that makes history come alive for primary children

In a very packed literacy and numeracy focused school day, the ‘other stuff’ can get almost forgotten in the gallop to the exams post. Other subjects such as history may be joined with geography or have an afternoon slot of 40 minutes every other week. Professor of Outdoor Learning, Helen Bilton and Dr Richard Harris from Reading University acknowledge the difficulties, but think it is all the more reason to help children develop a love of the subject by getting them out of the classroom.

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Teaching equality

An authentic East meets West approach in the classroom

International schools in China, especially Preschools or Kindergartens, have, over the past couple of years, began to rethink their approach to delivering their curriculum.  Stephen Walshe emphasises the importance of a school structure in which school leaders and teachers are visible models of cross-cultural understanding, cooperation and communication.

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Project, Early learning resources, International Teachers Magazine

Visible Learning

Janice Ireland looks at Shaping the International Early Years Curriculum to Make Learning Visible in Primary 1 at PDO School: 
An Interview with Laurence Burgess (Deputy Head Teacher) and Sarah Josefsen (Early Years Milepost Leader) from PDO School, Muscat, Oman.
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Language- Secondary resources, International Teachers Magazine

It’s in the text

Using the Field-Tenor-Mode matrix to support EAL writing and textual analysis

Language curricula in international education place increasing significance on student ability to produce and analyse a range of text types. The Language Acquisition and Language B Courses of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes are good examples of this trend. Chris Jay reports how the “Field-Tenor-Mode” anayltical approach can build understanding of English texts.

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Early philosophy?

Philosophy and the Early Years

Philosophical discussion might not be what you would expect to find in an early years class room. Stephen Walshe, co-Principal of the Fortune Kindergarten in Shanghai, encourages us to change our minds. 

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