Saturday 27 September 2014

Everyone Counts

A very useful resource aimed at connecting Geography with some numeracy skills.
It has been produced by Oxfam, and is called Everyone Counts.
Oxfam is a UK based charity which works to support people in need, and fund development projects.
Aimed at 8-12 year olds.

Everyone Counts is an engaging resource which supports key elements of the maths curriculum. Using real-life data about children living in four countries around the world, pupils will develop their skills and understanding of topics such as time and data handling.

The resource also explores how inequality affects the lives of children in different parts of the globe.

There are plenty of useful resources and ideas that could be adapted to a number of subjects, and other scenarios, and plenty of inspiration for those wanting to connect this with development data.

Thursday 11 September 2014

I-USE Teacher training Pilot course

Two images taken during our pilot teacher training course which is taking place at the University of the Aegean this week.
Iain PalĂ´t is presenting in the top image.

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Saturday 6 September 2014

Research in Education

The Research in Education event was held this weekend.
It brought together a range of educators with a background or interest in how research could influence classroom practice.
One presentation by David Didau not only had some interesting insights into the value of research, but also on the nature of causality and coincidence... Some good examples to use when showing why it's important to be sceptical about the use of statistics on occasions...