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  • LEARNING PREFERENCES DEPENDENT ON CONTEXT (ENTWISTLE)

    LEARNING PREFERENCES DEPENDENT ON CONTEXT (ENTWISTLE)

    J. Entwistle and Ramsden (1983) have jointly built upon Martin and Saljo (1976)’s work to establish three learning approaches described below. Entwistle (1991) further refined his research to include that each of these learning approaches are used interchangeably by students according to the context of their learning. A teacher’s behaviour and attitude, the course being studied, and other environmental and situational factors form a large part of this context.

  • GARDNER’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

    GARDNER’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

    Howard Gardner proposed a new theory and definition of intelligence in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligence, in 1983. His main argument was justifying whether intelligence was a consolidated solitary being or was it multi-faceted. (Gardner, 1999a, Pz.harvard.edu, 2016).

  • SMART GOALS

    SMART GOALS

    SMART goals provide focus and are proven to be more effective.  It’s easy to set a goal but if you haven’t thought it through properly, there is a good chance you won’t meet the goal.  SMART is an acronym, it means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.

    To achieve your goal, you have to be clear and specific to direct your motivation and efforts towards it. During the drafting process, you should answer the 5 ‘W’s which are

  • FUNCTIONAL SKILLS: LITERACY, NUMERACY & ICT

    FUNCTIONAL SKILLS: LITERACY, NUMERACY & ICT

    Functional skills are literacy, numeracy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). They form the basis of being able to interact with others and deal with situations in both personal and professional life. Not everyone is academic or excels in school so there may be gaps in the level of capability. As a teacher or trainer, it is important to recognise the capability of all your students.

  • SWOT ANALYSIS

    SWOT ANALYSIS

    Albert S Humphrey was a business and management consultant who specialised in organisational management and change. He understood that businesses must have the ability to adapt therefore understanding what might make you succeed or fail is critical. Albert realised the importance of understanding these areas and as a result developed SWOT analysis in the 1960s.

  • 3 REASONS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLAN LESSONS

    3 REASONS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLAN LESSONS

    In order to begin with lesson planning, it is important to know the aims and objectives of the course being taught to students. A teacher should be prepared not only to teach the students but also to make sure that they take some fruitful thought regarding the lesson at the end of the class. The aims and objectives should answer questions regarding all the angles of the course.