Follow the Learner

A series of programmes looking at a week of schooling from the perspective of four Year 8 students.

There are 9 videos in this series.

30 mins Robert, Year 8
A look at the school and learning experience of Robert, a Year 8 pupil at Hove Park School in Sussex.
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30 mins Louise, Year 8
A look at the school and learning experience of Louise, a Year 8 pupil at Hove Park School in Sussex.
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30 mins Bradley, Year 8
A look at the school and learning experience of Bradley, a Year 8 pupil at Hove Park School in Sussex.
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30 mins Jack, Year 8
A look at the school and learning experience of Jack, a Year 8 pupil at Hove Park School in Sussex.
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60 mins The Debate
Staff from Brighton's Hove Park School, plus representatives from the local LEA and universities, debate the issues raised from the Follow the Learner series.
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15 mins Learner Expectations
A panel of leading practitioners argue that pupils and teachers perform best in an atmosphere of high expectations, with a drive for improvement coming from the top.
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15 mins Engaging the Learner
A panel of leading practitioners argue that teaching to the middle is not effective, and suggest that pupils learn best at the edge of their comfort zone in lessons that stretch and extend their thinking.
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15 mins Active Learners
A panel of leading practitioners discuss the boy/girl teaching debate, and argue that teachers should experiment with more adventurous and varied forms.
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15 mins Listening to the Learner
A panel of leading practitioners argue that listening more carefully to pupils could help solve some difficult learner problems.
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