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Bringing Space into the classroom

2 March 2016

Bringing Space into the classroom can prove motivating and engaging for students of all ages. Tom Lyons offers some ideas and sign-posts activities and resources


Introducing Water Explorers

27 January 2016

The Water Explorers project sets ‘missions’ for student teams to investigate while raising awareness about water conservation. Teacher Katy Micklewright explains more



Design Ventura: A real-life design challenge

18 June 2015

The Design Ventura challenge pushes students to their limits and provides a year-long project to inspire design and technology teaching. Teacher Sophie Tomlins explains more



Eight key skills to embed in the curriculum

19 June 2014

The recent Learning Curve report identified eight skills that are crucial to young people’s future success. Phil Parker argues that all eight must be embedded across the curriculum.


The Global Campaign for Education: Send all our friends to school

24 April 2014

This year’s Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education are Maisie le Masurier and Rebecca Unwin who have just returned from a trip to Uganda where they investigated the barriers that many children with disabilities, including visual difficult


The world of 3D printing

13 March 2014

The government has extended its 3D printing school pilots with the aim of building a portfolio of best practice. Gerald Haigh reports on what many agree is the next big technological revolution.


‘In 22 years, I have never seen anything quite like it’

17 October 2013

When musician, writer and performer Lois Walden visited an inner city London school to engage with 24 shy and introverted students, Karen Sullivan was uncertain about the impact she would have. But the experience left her – and the students –mesmerised.



A vocational revolution

13 June 2013

From September, tough new rules will limit the number of vocational qualifications which will qualify for inclusion in school league tables. Lindsay Plumpton looks at the fall-out of this move and new qualifications that are being developed as a result.


The rise of creative writing

2 May 2013

Paul Munden argues for the place of creative writing as a distinct subject in our schools and its power to encourage wider creativity in students.


The Google approach

18 October 2012

Inspired by Google's model of freeing up 20 per cent of employee time for creative thinking, Matthew Bebbington introduced the concept at his school.


Redesigning DT

11 October 2012

When she was asked to redraft the design technology programme for her chain of academies, experienced designer Emily Campbell went back to basics.


Creative thinking

5 September 2012

Engaging teachers in research to inform best practice can unleash untapped creativity and sustainable improvement, says Gareth Mills.

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