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Student learning preferences

Along with a number of learning theories there is also the theory that students have different learning preferences. There are several different learning preferences, along with different approaches to interpreting and categorising these different preferences. It is important to deliver “a balance of learning activities in the sessions we deliver to accommodate the mix of […]

Theories and models of curriculum development

The definition of curriculum varies in terms of “scope, structure and breadth”, (Machin, Hindmarch, Murray, & Richardson, 2016, pp. 162-163) this is likely caused by the different roles within education, ranging from teaching assistants, principles or external verifiers and Ofsted. As a result of this obscurity many different models have been produced to clarify what the […]

Theories, Principles, Models of Learning

“Learning has happened when people can demonstrate that they know something that they didn’t know before (insights and realisations as well as facts) and/or when they can do something they couldn’t do before (skills).” (Mumford, 1995, p. 4) There are many theories of best learning practice and suitable models of learning. Some follow a teacher led […]

Why do teachers reflect?

Mankind has actively reflected on past experience throughout its existence in order to manage risk, this was fundamental learning required for staying alive. “It is only in the last few hundred years that we have been conscious that we could influence the future by learning lessons from the past”, (Broadleaf, 2012) and consciously reflecting and evaluating […]

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