Blogs on 'Teaching'

What do you mean ‘personalised learning’?

by Guest Blogger, 10 March 2022
Birds eye view of person walking in a maze
As part of our SHAPE Education initiative, Cambridge University Press & Assessment is hosting monthly ‘SHAPE Live’ debates with experts on the future of education. On Tuesday, 1 March we discussed how, as educators and an education system, we can personalise learning. Brendan Wightman, secondary digital publishing lead (English) at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, reflects on the recent event.

What is competence? A shared interpretation of competence to support teaching, learning and assessment

by Sylvia Vitello & Jackie Greatorex, 26 January 2022
Woodwork student being observed by a teacher while working at a machine, wearing protective goggles and ear defenders
A new research report published by Cambridge University Press & Assessment explores what we mean by competence. Two of three authors, Sylvia Vitello and Jackie Greatorex, explain the background to the report, what’s in it, and why clarity about what competence means is so important.

SHAPE Live: What should we be asking instead of ‘What do you want to be when you grow up’?

by Dan Hutchinson, 15 October 2021
young girl wearing a toy crown looking through a homemade telescope
As part of our SHAPE Education initiative, we’re hosting monthly debates with experts on the future of education. This month we discussed how, as educators and an education system, we can prepare students to thrive in the future world. Dan Hutchinson, Proposition Director, Higher Education & Adult at Cambridge University Press ELT reflects on the recent event.

SHAPE Education: How will school-age students be learning and using English in 20 years’ time?

by Guest Blogger, 22 September 2021
Infographic of What is the future of English language teaching in schools?
What is the future of English language teaching in schools? What do we need to do to support the future of English language education? Who decides on the curriculum? Read a summary of the discussions in this final part in our series of blogs reflecting on the week-long SHAPE Education: The Future of Schools event.

What can we remove from education? SHAPE debates the seeds for innovation and the future of education

by Guest Blogger, 26 May 2021
two young girls looking at flowers in a garden

As part of our SHAPE Education initiative, we’re hosting monthly debates with educational experts on the future of education. This month we asked 'What can we remove from education?' and discussed how we can learn from the way the educational landscape has changed in the last year in relation to the attainment and wellbeing of learners.

Re-heated meals: Revisiting practical cookery in schools

by Guest Blogger, 12 November 2019
Practical cookery in schools

Practical cookery, the creation of prepared food dishes from raw ingredients, is a life skill. The extent to which it is taught in schools and incorporated into high stakes assessment has an impact upon whether young people emerge into adulthood equipped with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding they need.