Jun 4, 2011
Teaching Methodology 5359 Views
To be told or to be encouraged - the educator's conundrum. Research carried out by Elizabeth Bonawitz and Patrick Shafio published in "Cognition" recently addresses the question as to whether teachers should 'tell pupils' the way things are or encourage them to 'explore' and 'play' Remember in the review of the National Curriculum in which Michale Gove (Education Secretary) was reported as saying "lessons should emphasise the learning of facts and equip children with essential knowledge" and "every child must be given a "profound level" of mathematic and scientific knowledge" (The Guardian 20th Jan 2o11) Remember the collective sigh of educators who saw this as yet another call for a return to 'traditional' approaches that 'served us well in the past'.
Jun 4, 2011
Tutoring/Home School 3365 Views
Maybe you are wondering if your child needs more help with his schoolwork than you can give. Or maybe his teacher called you or sent a note home suggesting that it might be a good idea to get him a tutor. You have heard that tutoring can help children do much better with their schoolwork but you aren't sure exactly how it works. What is it that a tutor can do to help your child? A tutor can do many things that a teacher in a classroom can't do to help improve your child's performance in school.