LEARNING & TEACHING
Bringing Early Years learning to life
When four complementary approaches to pedagogy come together in the right way, Early Years learning really takes off, suggests Matthew Silvester.
The power of good assessment data
If data from objective testing like MAP are to be useful, students have to take it seriously. Kawai Liu and Sharon Ma look at how Shanghai SMIC Private School helped their students understand the way testing supports them.
Socially confident questioning in the Early Years
Stephen Walshe explains how building social confidence in an Early Years Philosophy for Children (P4C) programme leads to cognitive development and genuine critical thinking.
It takes a long time to become young – Picasso
A drop of paint falls from a child’s brush, giving rise to a conversation in an early years classroom, causing Holly Warren to reflect on the nature of imagination and its connection with reality.
The International Primary Curriculum at 20
As the IPC celebrates its 20th anniversary, Gregory Biggs, describes how this popular curriculum used in over 1,000 schools has now been reviewed using the research findings of the 20 years since it was launched.
The problem with paper-based examinations
Ian Grove-Stephensen makes a strong case for abandoning paper-based summative assessments as soon as possible.
The use of Meta-thinking and Self-regulation in remote learning
Using the principles of High Performance Learning, Neil Thomas suggests five ways in which teachers can encourage self-directed learning during periods of online learning.
The only stupid question is the one never asked
Hélène Bonsall looks at the value of student questions, and asks why they are not asked more frequently in class.
Embracing the complex
Effective language teaching in a multi-cultural international school is a complex undertaking. By embracing this complexity, the International School of Paris aims to ‘go beyond bilingual’ as Primary Principal, Jason Taylor, reports.