Greetings! I’m Jon Andrews and have been Oakham School’s Director of Teaching & Learning over the past four years. I am leaving Oakham this summer to take up the post of Deputy Head Academic at Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School in Crosby, Liverpool. My areas of interest are self-regulated learning and staff development. The inquiry approach, as supported by FOSIL, can really help develop practice in both these areas. For too long the debate in education has focused, misguidedly, on a skills vs knowledge approach and directed vs discovery pedagogies. Such binary divisions do not reflect the nuances of the learning process and render the discussion in schools rather limited. At Oakham, much great work has taken place using FOSIL, and not just for ‘project’ type learning. If you have not already discussed with Jenny Toerien and Joe Sanders the work they have been doing together for A Level Politics then you certainly should enquire! More can be found here: https://academic.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/2019/06/20/broccoli-by-jenny-toerien-and-joe-sanders/
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