The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Be Vigilant

I’ve had plenty of time to ruinate about what is the highest aspiration that a teacher can have for their pupils. I’ve come to the conclusion that kindness is the … Continue reading

September 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Philosophy for Children – Enhancing Cognitive Skills

There have long been advocates of Philosophy for Children (P4C) who have promoted the idea that dealing with the elements of thinking in a rational and systematic way would promote … Continue reading

June 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

4 Assessment Strategies for Distance and Hybrid Learning | Edutopia

A few ways to set up formative and summative assessments that provide an accurate picture of what students know. The question of how to authentically and fairly assess distance learners … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Reversal: A New Thinking Tool for Problem-Solving and Designing Solutions

I’m always keen to promote new techniques in thinking skills, so this presentation put up by David Hall, Founder of the Ideas Centre, really rang my bell as a useful … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gaming – Still a Dirty Word in Schools

Perhaps because of its antecedents in toys and children’s games, the idea that games can be used purposefully as part of the learning diet in schools has not gained much … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

A word of commendation for Plasq and Comic Life!

We’ve all been in those online conversations with customer relationship departments which seem to be endless, tedious, circuitous and fail to resolve a problem. It would be perhaps asking too … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills | Edutopia

This is a well-informed article outlining how to develop higher order thinking skills, either to recover a deficit or to have students thinking on a higher plane. Simple classroom strategies can … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Link Between Genius and Critical Thinking

MACAT critical thinking shows how leading thinkers used critical thinking in their thought processes… We know them as geniuses, eccentrics, independent spirits, or even rebels. But what they all have … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Overview of a 21st Century Curriculum

Andrew Churches published this overview a few years back on and it stands today as a model for 21st century learning.  We first shared it on this blog back … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Diagram of 21st Century Pedagogy | John Zermani | LinkedIn

Context matters, and the diagram from edorigami captures this, though not from the perspective of the student and content knowledge, but the teacher and various pedagogical components themselves, including Higher-Order … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Skills-Based Learning for the 21st Century

An interesting infographic outlining the skills required of the 21st Century learner. Knowledge is no longer enough – the ability to interpret and assemble knowledge to present information and work … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rubrics for Integrating Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Read more at ETML: Rubrics for Integrating Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPad

Read more at ETML: New Version of Blooms Taxonomy for iPad

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version

Bloom, being convinced of the importance of thinking behaviors in the processes of learning, had spearheaded a group of brilliant educational psychologists to undertake the task of classifying educational goals … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment