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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Games and learning: having control and having the controller

Hamish Curry

In an age where education systems are anxious about how to merge established pedagogies with modern technology, games have emerged as a crucial piece of this challenge. There are two main spheres to consider with games in schools: the first is to understand what constitutes games-based learning, often referred to as 'GBL', and how games are designed to engage. The games literature landscape and the GBL education communities demonstrate very rich research, thoughtful teaching and valuable learning. The second sphere is to choose a course of action on how to implement games in learning spaces. The one crucial element in successfully implementing games-based learning is the teacher (or teacher librarian). Like any aspect of education, implementation requires passion, insight and perseverance. With the right framework, games can be a powerful way to support the teaching of history, science, geography, English, art, maths and physical education.

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Using Harry Potter to teach literacy: different approaches

Beth Driscoll

Many teachers have drawn upon the Harry Potter novels to help students develop as readers, but the approaches these educators have used vary greatly, shaped by different policy contexts, pedagogic orientations, and conceptions of literacy – Cambridge Journal of Education.

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Risk management for boards

Robyn Collins

The governance of corporations holds many lessons for the governing bodies of independent schools – ISQ Briefings.

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Australian secondary school students' understanding of climate change

Vaille Dawson, Katherine Carson

A survey finds that many students misunderstand important aspects of global warming, climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions – Teaching Science.

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Middle year students' experiences in nature

Marj Francis, Kathy Paige, David Lloyd

The authors describe findings from a recent study of children's attitudes towards nature, comparing the results to findings recorded in previous research literature – Teaching Science.

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