New Physics SLOP Booklets

Welcome to my page for new and improved SLOP booklets for Physics GCSE. We do AQA Trilogy but most of the content is applicable for all boards. These booklets are free to download – I hope they are useful. For a great blog on teaching using booklets, see Adam Boxer’s blog here. For more on why... Continue Reading →

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What does knowledge-rich mean when not all disciplines seek knowledge?

“Man lives in the meanings he is able to discern. He extends himself into that which he finds coherent and is at home there” - Michael Polanyi, “Meaning”, 1975 What is the purpose of human endeavour? It’s not just knowledge. We seek beauty , expression, joy and delight. Art, music, literature and dance light up... Continue Reading →

New Physics SLOP Booklets

Welcome to my page for new and improved SLOP booklets for Physics GCSE. We do AQA but most of the content is applicable for all boards. These booklets are free to download - I hope they are useful. For a great blog on teaching using booklets, see Adam Boxer's blog here. For more on why... Continue Reading →

Curriculum and Cognitive Science

What do we mean by curriculum? And why is curriculum so important? How should curriculum planning and execution be informed by cognitive science? These are, in my opinion, questions of the utmost importance. What do we mean by curriculum? Curriculum is the substance of what is taught, structured over time. It is the things we... Continue Reading →

Something is happening

Something is happening in the teaching profession. People are bounding into work, buzzing about what they read on Twitter last night. People are asking "what's the evidence for this?" And they are finding it out, or finding out its absence. People are giving up their Saturdays to go to conferences. Actually that's not quite right.... Continue Reading →

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