It isn’t clear whether or not block subjects are a form of cramming or not.
Block subjects at university are receiving a lot of attention, but research says they may not be as effective for learning.
Identical batches of A*s.
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Children who tend to do well in one subject tend to do well in others, largely for genetic reasons.
What books will children need if subjects are off the timetable?
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It easy to lampoon education reforms in Finland that aim to scrap the teaching of traditional subjects in favour of broader topics. The new initiative could see history, geography and languages replaced…
A move towards ‘phenomenon-based’ teaching has been divisive in Finland.
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for ‘phenomenon-based’ learning across subjects.