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A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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Students: Know what’s what when it comes to student accommodation

Ah yes, student accommodation… We all have different images in our head when it comes to student living. On one side you’ve got what I would call ‘the stereotypical view’ – that which you may have heard from your parents. … Continue reading

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How can children learn autonomously?

Many parents who home school use an autonomous approach to their children’s learning. It can be quite hard to understand how this could possibly work if you’re used to school, where children have no choice in the activities set to … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of graduation day

Over the past few nervy weeks students the length and breadth of the UK have come to the end of an anxious wait as GCSE and A-level results are revealed. Those A-level students achieving the results they needed will, in … Continue reading

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Should we be worried about advertising in secondary schools?

A few weeks ago I blogged about the NUS’s call to arms as it looks to recruit UK Universities into backing its new campaign to ban advertising from payday loan companies on campuses across the UK. A ongoing wider debate on the … Continue reading

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University assignments – get them right, for good

Assignments. They’re awarded two titles in the eyes of students nowadays. Firstly, they’re the bane of student life. Secondly, they are your module tutor’s best friend, for many tutors and coordinators really hate the fuss of end-of-year exams when they … Continue reading

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University exams and revision – 5 secrets guaranteed to make your life so much easier…

Yes.  Sadly at university you need to do exam revision too.  You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?  Just when you thought that the end of A Levels meant the end of sitting in a sports hall … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 2

Following on from part 1 in my list of top tools and excellent apps to see you through exams I welcome you to part 2, where I’ll be focusing on the things you can do to get your mind settled … Continue reading

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