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Transforming schools for the future? A collection of provocation papers

The report on the Building Schools for the Future programme made by the House of Commons Select Committee raises a series of issues and challenges. This paper focuses on the need to specify what education in the 21st century should be like and, moreover, how new technologies can act as a driver for transformational...

Trading trainers game: a simulation game about working hard for a living and staying poor

We all own a pair of trainers, but do you know where and how your trainers are made? This free 14-page game highlights the situation facing many poor countries that manufacture trainers – where working hard for a living does not equate to earning a fair amount.

Towards dialogic teaching: rethinking classroom talk

Presents the evidence and the case for dialogtic teaching, a radical alternative to mainstream classroom practice which uses talk to empower children as learners and citizens.

National Curriculum 5-16 a consultation document

We know that students enjoy practical work and that students are more likely to engage with physics if they can see its relevance. The MODEL Project: Practical Physics at Work (2006) was developed to help provide engaging and relevant practical experiences for students. The resource provides ideas for practical...

Creative use of odd moments

Odd moments are when half the class arrives late for some reason or when the main business of the lesson is completed before the bell or whenever you as teacher contrive to find a short period of time to discuss an interesting problem. 

The contents of this book provide a variety of ideas to use creatively...

Teaching science through discovery

Showing teachers how a guided discovery approach to teaching science can ignite children's interest, this text offers activities to stimulate a child's natural curiosity and guided questioning techniques to elicit insights and personal discovery. The work provides resource information on planning, organizing and...

Teaching science through discovery

Showing teachers how a guided discovery approach to teaching science can ignite children's interest, this text offers activities to stimulate a child's natural curiosity and guided questioning techniques to elicit insights and personal discovery. The work provides resource information on planning, organizing and...

Museum of childhood: a book of childhood things

This title traces the history of childhood through some of the most cherished objects in the V&A Museum of Childhood based in Bethnal Green, London. As well as toys that everyone will...

Outstanding formative assessment: culture and practice

This book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action.  It helps teachers create an...

Space probe: exploring our universe

Part of the Digitexts series that inspires all children with brilliant multimedia and amazing interactivity. This award-winning software provides excellent interactive fiction and non-fiction texts to improve children's Key Stage 2 reading and comprehension skills.

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