inTuition taster: Writer's blog, By Jim Smith

13 June 2019

Given the offer of a trip in an educational time machine, I wonder if it would prove more beneficial to go backwards or forwards in time?

InTuition taster: Managing a portfolio career

13 June 2019

Some two million people in the UK are freelancers, many of them working on a portfolio of different contracts. Gail Lydon offers an insight into what this means in the further education and training sector.

InTuition taster: Metacognition points the way for learners to achieve their very best

13 June 2019

Thinking skills put the onus on students to examine how they are learning and take responsibility for their progress, but the big challenge for teachers is to bring this all to life, says Patricia Spedding.

Geoff Petty: Are you grading too much? Why grading degrades learning

12 June 2019

How would you feel if every other day your boss said ‘your teaching isn’t as good as everybody else’s?’ asks Geoff Petty, the author of ‘Teaching Today’, ‘Evidenced Based Teaching’ and ‘How To Teach Even Better.

Geoff Petty: The cure is learning, not grading

14 May 2019

No one likes getting a poor grade, so teachers should consider non-graded observations instead, says Geoff Petty, author of ‘Teaching Today’, ‘Evidenced Based Teaching’ and ‘How To Teach Even Better’.

Geoff Petty: Feedback means fixing, not marking

09 April 2019

The point of giving feedback is to fix errors and omissions in understanding, says Geoff Petty, author of Teaching Today and Evidence-based Teaching.

Geoff Petty: Teaching students independent learning

18 March 2019

Independent learning is something that will make your life easier, says Geoff Petty. And your students will come to love it – eventually.

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