Hybrid Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers (or Learning Tables if you prefer) have become something of a standard teaching and learning tool at both GCSE and A-level and while you may or may not find them helpful, one problem I’ve always found with them is the deceptively-simple one that they focus on knowledge. But one of the key things […]

The Learning Scientists: Free Revision Resources

Over the past 5 or so years I’ve posted a few times about the revision resources provided by The Learning Scientists: from retrieval practice and spaced study booklets to simple video explainers about the basic science behind successful forms of revision. This latest post brings together a new set of resources designed to help teachers […]

Getting Your Revision On: The Appliance of Science

Although revision is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind at the start of a course, the science suggests that taking a structured, long-term, “little and often”, approach is the way to go… While any revision is arguably better than no revision, I’d also suggest some forms of revision are more effective than others. And […]

Study Strategies: The Appliance of Science

It’s probably fair to say students and teachers are constantly bombarded with study advice – what to do, what not to do, why you shouldn’t do what someone else has told you is absolutely essential – and it’s equally fair to say that not all of his advice is necessarily impartial or, not to put […]

Of Methods and Methodology 6 | 2: Ethical Research Considerations

Ethics refers to the morality of doing something and ethical questions relating to sociological research involve beliefs about what a researcher should – or should not do – before, during and after the research in which they’re involved. This will, as a matter of course, include a consideration of both legal and safety issues: for […]