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Issue TTC10.2

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Podcast dreams

Making and broadcasting a radio show can help students who aren’t confdent with literacy to explore their creativity. Caroline Twigge explains.

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A River Child

This cross-curricular project pack introduces the story of Mohammed - a ten-year-old Nigerian boy whose village depends on the river Benue. It is aimed at children aged 9-12 and uses drama, writing and imagination techniques to teach geography and environmental issues, says Dr Sue Lyle.

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Virtual vikings

History is a difficult subject to teach speaking and listening in - it’s about memorising facts, not discussion. But now kids can ask a real viking questions - with the Jorvik viking centre’s ‘skype experience’. Hannah Trinder explains.

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16/12/2009
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Learning about learning (open access article)

Helping students to understand how they learn can unlock greater motivation and amazing results, says Chris Watkins.

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16/12/2009
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Rewriting history

History isn’t static. We’re interpreting it every time we discuss it, and constantly fnding new ways of looking at it. Neil Tonge explains how the cross-curricular local history project he coordinated gave students pride in Newcastle.

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16/12/2009
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Creative vocations

Creativity and thinking skills aren’t the sole preserve of academic learning. Teachers need to teach thinking in vocational FE courses, too. Martin Renton shares lesson ideas.

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16/12/2009
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Intelligent learning

A new DVD training programme - which shows teachers how to encourage questions - is so good it’s been used by an education action zone. Gerry Miller reports.

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16/12/2009
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Soul and Chips

Computers are often seen as an enemy of RE. They seem cold, impersonal and spiritually dead. But Julian Stern’s unique – and often bizarre! – IT-based lesson ideas for primary RE teachers will push you to book the computer suite.

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16/12/2009
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The tiger who came to class!

When education consultant Debra Kidd was asked to help Girnhill infant’s school's reluctant readers, she created a cross-curricular creative project on 'the tiger who came to tea'.

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16/12/2009
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Classroom detectives

Using the Sherlock Holmes stories to inspire questioning and logical thinking in the classroom teaches children vital thinking skills, says Crispin Andrews. He shares a creative writing project he used with his primary school class.

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16/12/2009
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Diploma defence

14-19 diplomas – supporting creativity, or turning the arts into a CV-able Commodity? Two years into its delivery, Rosanna Ryan looks at the diploma in Creative and Media.

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16/12/2009
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