Good teaching has a huge impact on a child’s experience of education.

But good teaching isn’t always intuitive, for example, small class sizes and homework in primary school may not be as helpful to children as previously assumed, find out more at

Ability grouping, which is common practice in Scotland, may be easier for teaching staff, but isn’t necessarily best for the children. Find out more in heterogeneous learning groups (doc).

We understand that a growth mindset culture in the classroom can link with, and enhance, recognised pedagogies such as cooperative learning (doc).

The Scottish Government has created many guidelines and policy documents which promote positive teaching and learning practices within the barriers and mindset (doc). The significant aspects of learning (doc) key drivers complement growth mindset pedagogy.

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