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Unpicking a successful task design.
A little context. I designed this task for my 10x5 students. They find science and maths difficult and all are the most forgetful students I have ever taught. They are robust and willing and richly deserve some success. Every calculation I have done with th...
Unpicking a successful task design.
Unpicking a successful task design.
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What does Nuthall really say about multiple exposures?
I made this table in 2014, it is based upon a
now unsearchable document, namely the now illusive "Nuthall, G. A. (2001a).
Manual: Procedures for identifying the information content of student classroom
experiences and predicting student learning." If anyone...
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Defining self-regulation and metacognition.
Self-regulation and metacognition
share a complex relationship:
 both are useful in short term learning
and both can be considered long term education goals. Those of us who have
strong mechanisms for self-regulation and self-control learn more with less
ef...
Defining self-regulation and metacognition.
Defining self-regulation and metacognition.
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The problem with misconceptions
Misconceptions and how students respond to them are key bits
of a teachers PCK. This post aims to outline the difficulties they pose to learning and teaching.  Where do misconceptions come from ?  Misconceptions can have a strong grounding in our students’
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The problem with misconceptions
The problem with misconceptions
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The problem with misconceptions
Misconceptions and how students respond to them are key bits of a teachers PCK. Misconceptions can have a strong grounding in our students’ everyday experiences. Misconceptions  can lie in the use of everyday language, or they may be partially formed ideas ...
The problem with misconceptions
The problem with misconceptions
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Using PCK to plan teacher explanations: Keys and Sequence
In this sequence of blog posts, I have been interested in two ideas: Teacher Clarity of Explanation and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), and thus far never the twain shall meet. But this is simply not the case. The difference between a good teacher expl...
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Trawling for our PCK: A tool.
Planning
lessons is so much more than just creating structures and frameworks. Good
planning involves us employing our pedagogical content knowledge; it dances at
the intersection of our knowledge of: Our
subjects. How our
subjects are learned: th...
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What is Pedagogical Content Knowledge?
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) is our professional knowledge. All of the planning, and perhaps, all of our teaching decisions are made based upon our Pedagogical Content Knowledge . PCK is what we know about how learning happens, how our subjects are ...
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Teacher clarity: Don’t be vague.
Don’t be vague, is a pretty vague way of saying how to improve teacher clarity, but it is not without validity.  Unclear language, in explanations, has a negative
effect upon student learning (Hargie 2006) .  Given the amount of talk teachers do it is inevi...
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