Knowledge and curriculum

A curriculum sets out what pupils ought to learn, and there is thus a fundamental connection between knowledge and curriculum. Most of my posts on this blog have focused on the nature of academic knowledge, why this is central to school curricula, and how this knowledge might be structured within a curriculum model.

Better at reading *what*?

13 March 2016 // 1 Comment

I read Heather’s blog post about problems with the EEF with some interest yesterday, not least because I have also been frequently dissatisfied with the kinds of studies [...]

In defence of DVDs?

28 June 2015 // 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again. “Have you planned your Year 9 lesson for today?” “Yes: insert DVD, then press play”. Quite rightly, teachers who decide to sit out the [...]