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Education

Latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from the Guardian.

by Terry Heick In all of my years of teaching, I can count on one hand the number of ‘difficult parents’ I had. Note, I don’t mean parents who advocate for their child. Now am I even referring to parents who are aggressive and even confrontational at times. I’m talking about...
by TeachThought Staff What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom? We’ve taken a look at examples of student-centered teaching before. It’s both a subtle (in theory) and dramatic (in function) shift in the entire ecology of a classroom, curriculum, and sense of student identity in the process of...
Scholarships are one of the few joys that a student enjoys during their schooling life. One of the few transactions that need not be paid long after they have already passed out. Otherwise, student loans can easily result in debts that anyone has to keep working to compensate for....
by Terry Heick Student ownership is the degree to which a learner feels a natural sense of responsibility and curiosity about their work. In contrast with simple compliance, or vague engagement, ownership implies something broader and more cohesive–a tone of interaction between a student and their work that is meaningful and...
by Terry Heick How can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them? Encouragement mechanics–a kind of gamification–is one approach. And note, you needn’t make that lesson or unit feel like a ‘video game.’ That’s not gamification. Gamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to...