Monthly Archives: July 2013

Educational dark matter

I’ve recently been reading and reviewing more education papers than usual, and I want to try to distil rather a lot of my frustration into a simple slogan in the hope of neutralising it. The frustration arises from the way … Continue reading

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Three degrees of explanation

At a maths-ed workshop I attended recently, one of the other participants (unfortunately I don’t recall who) quoted a piece of advice which neatly sums up the educational benefits of self-explanation, peer instruction, and what I’m just going to call … Continue reading

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The loss of the “Vivid”

Monday 8 July will mark the centenary of one of the odder incidents in the history of the Royal Technical College: the sinking of the College’s training ship Vivid off the coast of Oronsay, less than a day into her … Continue reading

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