Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Character strengths and virtues for the learning age

Professor Guy Claxton has written a stimulating article on the subject of personalised learning and has outlined what he considers to be the eight character strengths and virtues for the learning age that we should be encouraging in schools. Read it here.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Young, gifted and talented

The YG&T website, produced by the DSCF, provides information and resources to help support gifted learners, their parents/carers, educators, governors and local authorities. The site aims to inspire, encourage and motivate learners and staff with stimulating programmes and activities, as well as provide information, resources and new ways of learning.
Check out the resources for staff here.
To take full advantage of the site you will need to register.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Testing, testing

There's another article in the Guardian which questions the value of testing in motivating pupils or stimulating learning. Read it here.

The tricky issue of talent

There's an interesting article on the changes in provision for 'Gifted and Talented' pupils in the Guardian this week. Read it here.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Shift happens

This thought provoking presentation provides some of the reasons why the curriculum needs to change:

Gifted and talented subject resources

There are some subject based resources for Gifted and Talented pupils here and here.

Thanks to Uta Thomas for the links.