About these sites
These sites are intended primarily for practising teachers, and those in training to teach students at college, university or after. They provide accessible information on a range of teaching and learning issues, but I make no claim for their reliability, accuracy or (especially!) objectivity:
- the Learning site provides a "quick and dirty" overview of part of the field. It should be complemented by reading the original sources, which is why it is fairly extensively referenced.
- the knowledge base of the Teaching site is rather different. It presents ideas which need to be tested principally by your own experience, so they are not—on the whole—academically referenced.
Like any discerning user of the net, you will wish to know my credentials.
- I have no particular axe to grind: my orientation to the whole field is that of a pragmatic practitioner, sceptical about any panaceas, who nevertheless believes that every practical choice embodies a value-position which is worthy of discussion.
- I hope you find useful what follows...