teaching personally


I should probably start by apologising for that title, which is bad even by my standards…

From time to time, a random set of encounters crystallises into something greater than the sum of its parts, and this last week witnessed one such. Perhaps we should take from this something about the nature of learning itself, for I think that in the midst of the current heat of the research-based revolution, we are perhaps losing sight of a much more close-at-hand source of insight – our own experiences. After all, as largely-graduate professionals, we can surely consider ourselves to have some personal insights into learning, and the assumption that others inevitably experience something wildly different is not especially tenable.

The first of these recent experiences was a staff-meeting that re-exposed my colleagues and me to the work of John Hattie, and married it with Dweck’s growth mindset. It has to be…

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About ijstock

I offer short courses in the basics of Critical Thinking to small groups. I am a former teacher with 30 years' experience. I taught CT to 'A' Level for a significant period.
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