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November 7, 2018
by Nadine Duncan
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”4 for £1!”, ”buy 2, get the 3rd free!” Think fast! Or slow…

As a part-time store assistant in a popular discount store providing ”top brands at bottom prices”, my colleagues and I spend a fair amount of time filling up baskets of items considered to be ”Star Buys” with bright, yellow stickers to attract the attention of shoppers as they walk through the door.  On the (rare) occasion […] Continue reading

November 7, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Stepping into the light of modern languages

I have always felt guilty whilst visiting other countries that most of the natives can speak conversational English, when I can barely speak a word of their language. I believe this has allowed English speakers to become lazy and too comfortable in their own culture. We should explore different languages and cultures to fully engage …

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October 10, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Does mathematics come easy to everyone?

What can impact the learning of mathematics in the classroom? To truely understand this question we must delve into the minds of children today. Children today have the right to learn maths in their own time and at their own speed which means that it can be difficult to comprehend if some children truly find … Continue reading Does mathematics come easy to everyone? Continue reading

September 20, 2018
by Zara Aitken
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Stereotyping and Structural Inequalities

When you think of teachers most people have that stereotype of “they don’t do much”, “They play all day” and the most common one “Teachers get lots of holidays!”. These are exactly that…stereotypes! I have occasionally thought about the stereotypes teachers have but I had never, until attending this lecture, thought about other stereotypes from […] Continue reading

February 12, 2018
by Katie Jones
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Scientific Literacy

Scientific literacy “stands for what the general public ought to know about science” (Durant 1993, p. 129) and “puts emphasis on the understanding of science and technology by those who are not, and do not expect to be, professional scientists and technologists” (Hurd 1997). In order for any scientific advancement the people must have a […] Continue reading

February 11, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Scientific Literacy and Education

AC1 – Explanation of the concept of scientific literacy; Scientific literacy is an often-misunderstood term and in recent years, with the increasing demand to make scientific literacy more known in schools, it is more important now than ever to ensure we have the correct understanding of what it means to be scientifically literate. In this …

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February 11, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Waving 2017 A Goodbye

It is now 2018 and this year promises to bring a very exciting semester with so many opportunities. Although I am looking forward, it is important to look back at 2017 and my very first semester at University. 2017 has been a very hectic, crazy yet fun year. It has brought me a new sense …

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January 26, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Kefi for the Kids

Health and Wellbeing: This blog post is written as a reflection on a lecture about keeping our students active, fit and healthy. Diet? What’s that word? Remind me again. Children should never hear those four letters blended together in the perimeters of a classroom – unless it’s for The Times National Spelling Bee (for tiny-tots, … Continue reading “Kefi for the Kids” Continue reading

November 2, 2017
by Claire Smith
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Ciao, adios, we’re done.

(Before reading, please be aware that this post strongly discusses my views on western feminism. All views are my own- I completely appreciate if you don’t support them.) Boys,I could tell you that I love being a female. I could boast day and night to the apparently ‘strong’ species that you are, exclaiming that being … Continue reading Ciao, adios, we’re done. Continue reading

October 24, 2017
by Claire Campbell
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(10.10.17 Values) Poverty

Poverty: the word on the bottom of everyone’s cup of tea. I guess you could say I’ve lived a relatively cosy life. I’ve always had a roof over my head, food in my stomach and lights to comfort me… well, sort of. As a child, I lived in a tenement and no, not a cool […] Continue reading

October 14, 2017
by Claire Smith
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Po-Value-rty and Education

Our lives are constantly changing – and so must our values. It’s not something I’ve ever really stopped to ponder about until now. I know I am only eighteen – and that according to society, I should be living up my youth- but reaching the age of majority has added a new dimension of seriousness. […] Continue reading

October 8, 2017
by Katie Jones
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Better late than never…

Last week I clicked on our required reading to find out that it was about gender and how it is now seen to be nothing more than a social construct. I was ecstatic! These are topics I have always found extremely interesting and relevant. I read through it with joy and couldn’t wait for the […] Continue reading

September 29, 2017
by Claire Smith
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Shirts, Ties and Blazers: It’s all gone too far…

Shirts, ties and blazers: the outfit staples that we all longed to put behind us as teenagers. School uniform was simply Satin in disguise to any budding fashionista. I can’t remember being overly concerned about the outfit’s fashion value, however the comfort aspect of top-button shirts did raise many concerns. You are probably wondering so […] Continue reading

August 15, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Learning about and from the IB

I blogged a while ago during a scholarship session and also during a research conference presentation. My rationale was that the helped me capture my thoughts and contributed to my understanding, in real-time. And for anyone reading the posts they would, hopefully, get a more authentic view of what I was experiencing. So today, having […] Continue reading

July 28, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Mollie Makes

I am called Mollie and I’ve taken over R kid’s blog. I’m going to tell you how to make face pancakes. We did this together at Christmas. It is from Matilda Ramsay. First you need to whisk all of the batter together. In the batter you need to put flour, eggs and milk. Secondly you […] Continue reading

May 13, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Me and my emojis (part 3 in an occasional series on digital tech)

Every once in a while I post about digital technology. And if you read earlier posts you’d know I have a mixed history with technology. Well, I was enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest #ESC2017 (ok judge me, I like it alright…) and tweeting as I did. One chat resulted in me commenting that I was […] Continue reading

May 10, 2017
by Richard Holme
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External examining and Edutalk radio

This week I’ve been learning again, but then that is what I do, and enjoy doing, everyday. I’ve been doing work as an external examiner at Newcastle University and met some great people including lecturers, teachers and students. I’ve gained valuable insight into the systems operated by another education department but also how different staff […] Continue reading

March 21, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Implicit learning, twitter, blogging & essays

Today the PGDE students at Dundee University finished working on IDL projects. One of the things we wanted to focus on was the process of learning, and less about the outputs. This is hard for people trained in our ‘schooled society’ and Ivan Illich suggested schools reflect society, and society reflects schools, so ended up […] Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Brexit fallout and the future of Scottish education

I’ve not posted anything about Brexit as I’ve nothing to add to the wall-to-wall coverage of this ‘interesting’ situation. I’d become disillusioned with politics some time before the vote to leave Europe, mainly due to politicians (including ones I voted for) and their self serving nature. And nothing has happened over the last few months […] Continue reading

February 20, 2017
by Amy Turner
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School Uniforms: is it that bad to wear a skirt?

Whilst looking through some news arcitles this week, one stuck out in my mind. The Telegraph (2017) posted an arcitle online titled ‘Head teacher in sexism row over plan to force girls to wear skirts as trousers are ‘too tight”. This then got me thinking about school uniforms and what children think of them. Through […] Continue reading

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