GCSE Mathematics: Mature student’s barrier to thinking! #UKEdchat

I find myself reflecting upon my experiences teaching GCSE Mathematics to mature students at an FE college since the year of 2012. Many of these students are returning to study to develop a career for themselves and gain a more positive future both independently, and financially. Many have left school with few qualifications and GCSE […]

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A Wise Investment: The reason I don’t work weekends.

It never started off like I have it now… Working long hours, unsocial hours, arriving back late, missing evening dinner, missing the school runs, working weekends… and to what end? What about when we are not at work… school runs, after school activities, homework, making evening dinner, eating quickly making sure we have enough time […]

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Feedback: Educational Environment #UKEdchat #Edchat

While working at a higher educational institution based in Lancashire I got involved in teaching mathematics to a group of adults (N = 45) with an age range of 18 to 50. These students required GCSE Mathematics in order to progress within their chosen careers. I became aware that other tutors were not providing as […]

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Facebook: Why I do not socialise on it #technology

I don’t remember ever attempting to join in with my peers at the time Facebook was released to the general public way back in 2006 (Facebook, 2006). I do however remember my limited number of friends telling me all about this great new network that allowed them to communicate with long-lost friends and relatives. I […]

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The Revision Movement #psychology #edchat #ukedchat

Have you ever struggled to remember all the material required to pass an exam; either multiple choice or blind essay questions? I certainly have experienced this. I remember in my first year of my undergraduate degree at Preston University (Psychology) having a bunch of exams on mandatory topics I really did not find all that […]

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