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'REAL projects': what's all the fuss about?

Site Manager
Friday, 20 December 2013 - 6:58pm

We've worked closely with teachers from High Tech High to establish, scale and disperse a model of project based learning here in the UK, what we like to call 'Learning Through Real Projects'. So we've come pretty close to becoming experts on how things work at High Tech High, and we thought we'd share an overview on how their rigorous and finely tuned model of  project based learning is such a key component of their success. 

If you think back to the classrooms you were taught in, what do you remember? Is it seating plans, whiteboards (or...

Don’t get distracted by this year’s PISA results – something bigger is on the horizon

Amelia Peterson
Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - 10:53am

This morning, the OECD released the results of PISA 2012. Speculation as to whether or not England will have improved (as we have different education systems, the four parts of the UK are split up for PISA testing) – and why – has been rife in the national press, and Michael Gove has already distanced himself from the results.

As...

Project Blog: 'Our experience as a Pilot school in the Learning Through REAL Projects programme'

Sarah Wilson
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 6:21pm

Successful applicants to our £1million trial of 'REAL Projects' in the UK will receive bespoke support from pilot schools across the country. One of these schools is Yewlands Technology College, who have written about their experiences as a pilot school in the programme, and the benefits 'REAL Projects' offer to each school.

Check out the side bar for more information on joining the trial.

Reflections from Angela Armytage, Yewlands Technology College, Sheffield. ...