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Issue 4.4

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CTL 4.4 Editorial - Two great educationalists leave us

Professor Reuven Feuerstein and Professor Bob Burden, who were both very instrumental in establishing this journal and had a huge impact on children’s education and welfare across the world, have sadly died in the past weeks.

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CTL 4.4 Contents

What's in this issue?

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CTL 4.4 News

Poppy seeds for schools to mark centenary; Walking boosts creative thinking; GCSE dance and drama will not cancel each other out from 2015; Girls need science mentors, NUT president says.

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Busting the myths of project-based learning

Many people have certain preconceptions about project-based learning which means this innovative teaching strategy is often misapplied or avoided altogether. Here, Bob Lenz provides counterarguments to the most pervasive.

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PBL for beginners

Setting up your first project-based learning unit can be an intimidating task – but for Alyson Boustead, all that preparation and planning paid off. Here, she details her school’s ambitious venture into PBL, and the astounding impact it had on her learners’ creativity, resourcefulness and resilience.

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Food for thought

All teachers want their students to lead healthy, happy lives. Ginger O’Donnell introduces an exciting project that uses a simple and universally accessible tool to meet this challenge – food.

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Keep creative and carry on

It’s been criticised as narrow, rigid and unimaginative, but the new primary curriculum is coming into force from September this year whether we like it or not. Here, Ros Wilson considers the ways teachers can encourage creativity, even under its restrictive impositions.

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Counting for creativity

Jeffrey Pflaum demonstrates how to expand children’s creativity and emotional intelligence… simply by counting down from 50.

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A great idea revived!

Mary Mason thought her innovative language project was dead. Here, she describes her amazement and delight when, after publishing the details of the course in this journal, one secondary school decided to test it out on their students – with excellent results.

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Taking learning to the next level

How can we encourage our students to persevere, even when learning becomes challenging? Matthew Farber looks to the gaming industry, with an exploration of how game-based reward structures such as badges, leaderboards and Easter eggs can boost motivation and engage students in mastering vital ‘real-world’ skills.

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The best of PBL online

Join the project-based learning revolution with this selection of websites and online resources to support the design, management and implementation of your project, from start to finish.

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Project Plan: The Great War

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, but have we learnt its lessons? Jane Jones commemorates the centenary of the First World War with an in-depth investigation into life and death on the front line during the bloodiest human conflict the world had ever known.

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Activity 1 Resource Pack: Reading the text

The Great War: Activity 1. The purpose of this activity is to encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Angel of Mons’, using the reciprocal reading roles: summariser, predictor, clarifier, questioner.

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Activity 2 Resource Pack: The path to war

The Great War: Activity 2. Students identify events leading to the Great War, determining which causes were the most/least important, before examining one country's motives for joining the war in more detail.

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Activity 3 Resource Pack: Timeline of the Great War

The Great War: Activity 3. Students create a timeline, covering events leading up to and during World War I.

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Activity 4 Resource Pack: Propaganda research exercise

The Great War: Activity 4. Students use research skills to identify the purpose of propaganda and create a propaganda poster.

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Activity 5 Resource Pack: The sinking of the Lusitania

The Great War: Activity 5. Students use research skills to identify the significance of the sinking of the Lusitania and write a descriptive account of this maritime disaster.

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Activity 6 Resource Pack: The Trenches

The Great War: Activity 6. Students use a range of resources to write diary entries and letters home from the trenches. The second section of this activity has students solving a number of mathematical problems relating to the trenches.

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Activity 7a Resource Pack: Gas attack

The Great War: Activity 7a. Students read and discuss the poem 'Dulce et Decorum est' by WW1 soldier, Wilfred Owen. From there, they either recreate the poem in drama, or write their own poem about a gas attack.

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Activity 7b Resource Pack: The ethics of chemical warfare

The Great War: Activity 7b. Students conduct a P4C enquiry into the use of poisonous gases during WW1. The starting point for this enquiry is the Hague Convention of 1899 which outlawed the use of chemical weapons.

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Activity 8 Resource Pack: Helping the wounded

The Great War: Activity 8. A research task, focusing on advances in reconstructive surgery and prosthetic limbs during and soon after the First World War.

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Activity 9 Resource Pack: Spies

The Great War: Activity 9. Students research the link between 11 names, writing up a brief report of the events surrounding each person’s demise. The activity culminates with students drawing and justifying their conclusions as to the justness of each person’s fate.

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Activity 10 Resource Pack: Armistice

The Great War: Activity 10. Students investigate the end of the Great War and the armistice, and its impact on Germany and the rest of Europe, drawing conclusions and presenting their findings.

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Activity 11 Resource Pack: Shot at dawn

The Great War: Activity 11. Students use the text provided and their own research to write an argument either for or against pardoning the men who were executed for cowardice during WW1.

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Activity 12 Resource Pack: Statistics from the Great War

The Great War: Activity 12. Students read and use data from World War I to produce comparative graphs.

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Activity 13 Resource Pack: Creating a culturegram

The Great War: Activity 13. Students create a culturegram (an image bank) about the lives of people in 1914.

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CTL 4.4 Full issue

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