Articles by Vicky Chilton

Neurodivergent Students

Helping Neurodivergent Students Achieve

With care and nurturing, evidence shows that a neurodivergent classroom translates to a diverse and positive working world, one filled with great promise and creativity.


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau: Pencil Maker to Philosopher

Thoreau was a remarkable man who had the ability to truly emphasise and beautifully articulate the importance of natural living and being one with nature and the natural world.


Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure in Young Women: Why is it so Prevalent?

Social media and online advertising are rife with those boasting of high-flying careers, a happy marriage to a handsome, successful partner and the perfect picture poster family. Why would a teenager not feel the pressure to conform?


Rosalind Franklin and DNA

The Woman Behind Our First Understanding of DNA

Franklin was the woman behind the first-ever photograph of DNA.


A-Level Music

Has A-Level Music Lost Its Mojo?

Could it be that the A-Level curriculum needs to evolve to encompass the new kinds of skills needed by today’s self-published artist?


Gender Imbalaces in work and Education

Gender Imbalances in the UK: From GCSE to Pay Day

The Gender Equality Monitor, part of the Government Equalities Office, has found that clear subject preferences amongst genders are formed in early education.


Phenomenon-based Learning

What can the UK learn from Finland’s “Phenomenon-based” Teaching?

Students learn the interconnectivity of several diverse disciplines. Think, Arts meets STEM subjects. And importantly, they can apply findings to real life scenarios.


Technological Skills

New Decade, New Tricks: Skills in Demand Beyond 2020

Analytical thinking and innovation remain firmly at the top of the table in terms of demanded skills. Active Learning and Learning strategies are second.


Learning

What Is Long-term Learning?

Understanding how you are learning can be just as important as what you’re trying to learn.


Multitasking badly on the phone

Multitasking during online studies – Help or hindrance?

As exciting as being constantly connected to the world may be, our increasingly digitally- lived lives are making us more distant, drained and distracted than ever


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