I wasn’t brilliant at physics at secondary school. I managed in class, though, with the help of my peers which you could call social learning. Pre-internet, that social network was confined to the real world – and occasional phone calls. Homework wasn’t generally a topic of conversation but I don’t think I had anything like the 2-3 hours school children can have today. On one occasion, my homework included a question about light refraction and where a fish would appear to be to an observer from the surface as opposed to where it actually was. I couldn’t answer, so I just wrote “Don’t know” and handed it in.
Applying startup thinking to teacher development
Cambridge English and ELTjam have been working together to create a digital framework for teachers – an initiative to help language teachers develop their digital skills specifically to enhance teaching and learning. This post looks at how we have developed the framework and the results that have come about from starting small, getting out of the office and constantly iterating.