Barriers to learning #4 – Examinations

This is the final of four posts (for now) looking at various barriers to learning inherent in the current education system. Once upon a time, exams were like currency. They were a short hand for your ability, and they were used both by ‘centres of higher learning’ (as my old VC used to say) and […]

Barriers to learning #2 – The year group

Just like the timetable, arranging students into groups based on when they were born makes sense from an organisational point of view. But not from a learning one. So, what are the alternatives? For some subjects, perhaps grouping by understanding / progress would be appropriate. I’ve heard arguments from both Maths and Science teachers against […]