Educational Practice / Educational Theory

Encouraging S.T.E.M. and other vocational fields in schools

The recent spate of articles across the UK highlighting the need for more graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has highlighted a key point about educational reform that is often missed. Let’s call it socio-economic feedback; what is missing is communication between employers and students. I’m not talking here of those ‘graduate job fairs’ that … Continue reading

Educational Practice

Cooperation and participation in schools

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121126142951.htm Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent PhD researcher found higher levels of engagement in cooperative schools compared to more hierarchical institutions. The most interesting point from this article to me is the mention of organisational learning. The students at these schools are learning how to interact within a group structure, and are not learning as isolated … Continue reading