A contents-based learning is the way teaching has been done conventionally where the instructor plays a central role in learning. That is, they do most of the talking and learners need to commit what the teacher is saying to memory. An outcomes-based education (OBE), on the other hand is learner-centered where the emphasis is on the […]
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Writing efficient and effective learning notes is a life-long skill. It is a significant contributor in active learning and typically leads to good performance during an exam. The unfortunate thing is of course, that despite it being the root and essence of good learning, teachers rarely teach how to write good notes.
It is scary when you realise that you, and you alone are responsible for everything your child needs to learn and know. When home education is a personal choice, perspectives and perceptions are formed over time. Changes are expected and parents are armed with or begin to gather, support and evidence to help them in […]
Part of Paper 2, we collated the transactional writing questions from past year papers and list them here. If you are taking the Edexcel English Language specification A for your iGCSE, and need more practice for this part of the paper (30 marks), you have come to the right place.
Part of Paper 1, we collated the transactional writing questions from past year papers and list them here. If you are taking the Edexcel English Language specification A for your iGCSE, and need more practice for this part of the paper, you have come to the right place.
Here, we look at Anthology A (Paper 1) and Anthology B (Paper 2) of Edexcel English Language A (iGCSE Specification A) examination papers.
There are two exam papers for Edexcel English Language A with 90:60 mark distribution. The outline below shows the exam questions for each of the paper and how the marks and calculated for each.
Mark making and learning to write is a natural rite of passage for every child, regardless of whether they are formally taught. A child progresses through a series of hand grips as they learn to write, from the plamar supinate and distal pronate to the more advanced static tripod and finally learning to write with […]
Harber London’s Nomad Organiser is truly one of a kind in its class. With consideration especially for the digital nomad who is likely to own all things tech, perhaps more specifically all things Mac-tech. The Nomad Organiser is a purposefully designed carrying case for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Advanced Origami and Karakuri Kits and Books for Teens and Adults: Take on some of the most challenging paper models
Mention ‘Origami’ and the first thing that comes to mind is paper cranes and possibly miniature 3-dimensional stars. Of course, throw in those cute paper animals and there you have it … all that origami can do, or is it? The intricate, complex Japanese art of paper folding truly surpasses our typical preconceived notions of […]
Paper origami Japanese dolls represent the epitome of Japanese finesse and culture. The detail, ranging from the multi-step processes in which each doll is created and loving folded, to the wonderfully decorated special origami paper used for it’s kimono and the deep black crepe paper used for it’s hair, is a celebration of the fine […]
Beginning conversations about race, racial privilege, and discrimination are often difficult when children are young. This doesn’t mean however, that things should be simply swept under the carpet. Teaching children to recognise privilege, identifying social and racial injustices, noting when an individual has benefitted from a race-based privilege will help go a long way to […]
Race and racism are at the forefront of difficult issues and topics to discuss with children. In part because it forces us to confront our own thoughts, ideas and prejudices about the colour of our skin and that of the people around us. Yet it is important that we do address these difficult issues.
Times tables form the core of much of further and more advanced Mathematics and while it is often a boring chore, memorising times tables do indeed help in the long term Mathematical abilities and understanding. Being able to recall multiplication facts quickly also contributes to greater overall confidence in maths.
Teaching young children the alphabet is a bit like inducting them in to a secret society. ‘You mean these weird shapes and squiggles actually mean something?’