The Plowden Report (1967) led the call for a child centered learning. It encouraged group work and collaboration. In 2010 The Cambridge Primary Review make it clear that research ‘results show that with-in class grouping, rather than class level organisational grouping initiatives, may have greater potential to raise standards’.
It asserts that ‘given space and time to develop pupils’ group working skills, teachers can bring about a transformation in the teaching and learning environment.
It advises that ‘to be successful, group work must be integrated into overall classroom organisation and management.’
At Bure Valley, we promote a child centered learning ethos, and actively seek to work to our children’s strengths by enabling independence and promoting social skills.
- BVS Independent School’s View
- Cambridge Primary Review
- Daily Mirror Article
- Children learn what they live poem
- TES Article – The Big Idea
- A New Era For Primary Education? Building On The Cambridge Primary Review