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  • Promoting Effective Independent Learning

    Thursday, 9th September 2021

    10 tips for educators on promoting effective independent learning

    09 September 2021

    Posted by: Andrew K. Shenton

    In recent years, the task of finding and using information successfully has become ever more complex for students in schools. There is now so much published material, in so many different forms, from so many originators and of such...

  • 10 tips for Sixth Formers on working independently

    Thursday, 16th September 2021

    Posted by Andrew Shenton

    The Sixth Form is a time of transition for young people. Although many remain based in schools that have become familiar to them over several years, the balance of their timetables shifts and they find that independent work, to be undertaken outside the classroom, is becoming increasingly important and onerous. A lot...

  • One Tool, Two Uses: A Consistent and Economical Approach to Facilitating Critical Thinking

    An illustration of a person thinking with a caption on the right that reads One Tool, Two Uses: A Consistent and Economical Approach to Facilitating Critical Thinking

    Thursday, 28th October 2021

    One of the most challenging tasks for any teacher seeking to develop the independent learning skills of their students lies in instilling a critical attitude to both the information they access and their own work.

    Given the prevalence of low grade material on the web today, the need to appraise information rigorously has never been more...