Necessary and sufficient?

“If educators are to lead teaching and learning then this is the must-read book” . With an endorsement like that, especially from such a source as John Hattie, how can the ordinary teacher go past such a call? Aren’t we in an educational crisis where we need all the help we can get? We need better teachers with more development and more emphasis on teaching students and improving their results. Teachers are told this from a range of sources including […]

Valuing Assessment in Science Education

Rating: Deborah Corrigan, Richard Gunstone and Alister Jones. 2013. Valuing assessment in Science Education: pedagogy, curriculum, policy. Springer. ISBN 978 94 007 6667 9 “change in education is easy to propose, hard to implement and extraordinarily difficult to sustain: (p101).   One of the more pressing issues in modern education is the development of some form of assessment. The whole term has become laden with alternative meanings of which, the initial and simplest, is to explore the student’s understanding of […]

Experiments in Ecology

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology is a site, run by the ecological Society of America, dedicated to helping staff improve their range of teaching methods and resources in ecological education. Although obviously focussed on the US and aimed at junior undergraduates, this site contains a wealth of ideas and data. Even if the areas don’t suit, it will be possible to adapt ideas for local conditions.