The trauma of learning – a personal journey through liminality

An  awful lot of fiction is immensely autobiographical, and a lot of nonfiction is highly imagined.  We dream ourselves awake every minute of the day.  “Fiction”/”nonfiction” is an utterly useless distinction. David Shields Reality Hunger As an English teacher with a degree and masters in literature, I have a terrible confession to make. I don’t actually readContinue reading “The trauma of learning – a personal journey through liminality”

The Elements of Progression: threshold concepts meet mastery learning

Last Saturday I was lucky to present at the first ResearchEd Literacy event in Swindon, organised by David Didau at the fantastic Swindon Academy. It was an exceptional day with some brilliant talks and a fabulous keynote by Ray Land on threshold concepts, sadly lost to posterity due to a technical problem. You will have to trustContinue reading “The Elements of Progression: threshold concepts meet mastery learning”