ICT / Research / Science

The Power of Talk: Refining my research aims

During the 2 years I have currently spent studying towards my degree, one of the key themes that has emerged is the importance of talk in the primary classroom. Social constructivists (namely Vygotsky) argue that children consolidate their knowledge and understanding through engaging in social situations (talk); in the context of school, working in small … Continue reading

Teaching & Learning

Balancing Act

Since starting my third (and final) year of Initial Teacher Education, I have become aware of the demands of the degree programme, in particular the ever-growing amount of independent reading. While I am enthusiastic about the subjects being taught this year (Effective Teaching and Learning, Education and Professional Studies, English as an Additional Language (option), … Continue reading