are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would
be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill,
to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that
they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category,
they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child
brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that
creation comes from." - Abraham (via Esther Hicks)
Teaching and Learning - A Master Class in Jazz Performance and
Creativity with Pianist Kenny Werner - but this session applies to
anything we want to do or learn about. Truly brilliant!
Impact Media Awards 2013 EDU Innovation WINNER: FUTURE LEARNING:
Childrens University is a national organisation aimed
at children and young people aged 5-14, across key stages 1, 2 and
3. It is an exciting and innovative locally delivered programme of
high quality learning opportunities for all Wakefield schools. Learning
takes place outside school hours at weekends, lunchtimes, after school
and in the holidays.
Live Music Project
We believe access to quality live listening experiences is critical
to progress for young people studying a musical instrument and to
enable life-long learning and love for classical and jazz music.
We work with Wakefield Music Services as part of the Wakefield Music
Hub, Yorkshire Young Musicians and all educational agencies in a bid
to promote the huge benefits of listening to amazing musicians.
know this makes music education more effective and boosts its many
secondary benefits - improved discipline, social awareness, team effort,
personal fulfilment, self-esteem and confidence.
Media Zoo - is an experimental environment to facilitate transfer
of understanding of the design of learning activities using learning
- and information
Innovation in the
use of ICT for education and research
Devlin's Angle Blog
on MOOCs (massively open online courses) - The Darwinization
of Higher Education.
(Mathematician Keith Devlin is the Executive Director of the Human-Sciences
and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) at Stanford
University and The Math Guy on NPR's Weekend Edition).
A grassroots online
newspaper exclusively for, and by, those who understand higher education
best, The EvoLLLution is the only place where you can find detailed
opinions, news and research about the impact of non-traditional programs
on the higher education industry and society-at-large. (Richard
Gentle's profile page).
Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesnt Work. "Students will memorize fewer facts; instead, they'll work to
better understand key concepts by asking questions and designing experiments
to find the answers." (more...)
(Erin Biba, 09.05.2013 but originally appeared in the September 2013 issue
of Popular Science.)
are QR Codes and how can you use them in the classroom?
QR or Quick Response codes can be made free from sites such as:
SWAP is the UK
subject centre for social policy and social work. SWAP aims to enhance
the student learning experience by promoting high quality learning,
teaching and assessment
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers
and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science
Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.