A new test of ‘productive failure’ | gregashman

  Productive failure is a concept that has become popular in recent years, particularly among maths teachers. It derives from a number of studies by Manu Kapur in Singapore that have been disseminated through articles and blog-posts aimed at teachers and the general public. Productive failure follows in the footsteps of similar strategies such as invention learning or introducing desirable […]

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Stretching the definition of ‘selection’ | gregashman

I have noticed the growing trend of calling-out ‘no excuses’ schools like Michaela Community School in London for being ‘selective’. I was initially very puzzled. These schools have comprehensive intakes. Admittedly, they are often oversubscribed and so sometimes resort to a lottery system to allocate places, but this is down to chance. “Selective,” used to mean schools […]

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Stretching the definition of ‘selection’ | gregashman

I have noticed the growing trend of calling-out ‘no excuses’ schools like Michaela Community School in London for being ‘selective’. I was initially very puzzled. These schools have comprehensive intakes. Admittedly, they are often oversubscribed and so sometimes resort to a lottery system to allocate places, but this is down to chance. “Selective,” used to mean schools […]

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