In this essay, two of pi-top’s learning team explore how to bring social constructionism and learning by making to the under 12s.
This keynote was delivered at our Bett Show 2019 fringe event, Learning by Making, by Dr William Rankin PhD, Director of Learning & Research at pi-top
We’re big fans of Jess’ work, both the cool stuff she researches in her ‘day job’, and her mission to get more girls and young women into physics and material sciences.
Article by Graham Brown-Martin My 10-year-old daughter asked my 80-year-old mother what school had been like when she was little. My mother said, “Probably the same”, and while I don’t think she meant it in the way that it came out, I do think she was absolutely right.
Article by Alex Beard “Schooling is not the same as learning,” wrote the authors of the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2018, the first of its kind to be devoted entirely to education. I know what they mean. A decade ago I grabbed an English syllabus and headed off to teach at a south […]
Article by Cathy N. Davidson The conventional wisdom about 21st-century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects –science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able […]
Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria, South Africa, focuses on providing wide-ranging opportunities and exceptional facilities for students to excel in academic, sporting and cultural spheres, while still retaining traditional values of honesty, integrity, compassion and responsibility.
The following extract is from the research paper Education, Knowledge, and Learning. An overview of theories and research about constructionism and making by Lorraine Charles, William Rankin, and Catherine Speight. You can download it for free here.
This article is an abridged transcript of a segment of ‘We Make the Future’ featuring Nicholas Provenzano. Listen to the whole episode here. Nicholas Provenzano has been in education for the past 16 years. He’s a Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, a TEDEd Innovative Educator, and was recognised as an Emerging Leader by ASCD. He has […]
Singapore is leading the way in abolishing some school exam rankings, stating that ‘learning is not competition’. So how do we work out what we value if we no longer value exam results? We think we have the answer…