Wednesday, 28 September 2016

AS Functionalist Approaches to Education

(Weds 28th Sept - I have experienced delays in producing my material for you to examine Functionalist views on Education, so although I will get my video and resources done and posted here soon, here are some other videos and resources on the topic for you to look at and make notes on, ready for our discussions and activities in class next week.)

Watch the following videos and make notes on the key points - the function(s) of education, and what Functionalism is and how it looks at education.

Monday, 26 September 2016

A2 Crime & Deviance Case Study - Sophie Lancaster

As one of our case studies for the Unit 3 option on Crime and Deviance, we will be looking at the murder of Sophie Lancaster and in particular how the theories about Subculture might be applied to this incident. In this incident, two different subcultures collide: examine and evaluate to what extent the goth subculture of the victims, and the delinquent working class subculture of the perpetrators, are a feature of this hate crime.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Week Beginning Mon 26th Sep 2016

This week we are all (both AS and A2 classes) going to try out a bit of 'Flipped Learning' (sometimes known as 'Flipped Classroom'). This is basically where students will watch and take notes on a video about the topic before coming to class. You are going to be given information and links to the topics that we will be working on next week, so that you can watch and make notes on them this week.

Benefits of a Flipped approach

A lot of students prefer this style of learning, as they can pause the teacher and rewatch sections of the lesson information as much as they wish.

They also come to class armed with the right knowledge and notes, and are able to use lesson time for interactive activities with other well-informed students, and get more teacher assistance on any areas they wish.

Students can choose when and where they watch and rewatch the lesson materials, so for example could watch and take notes in bed one evening, and then rewatch the video while on the bus or in the car on their way into school.

Students who miss lessons can now easily catch up on the topic and then can arrange with other students to go through some interactive tasks, which will also help those other students with their knowledge and revision.

Revision becomes easier as students can review lesson materials as many times as they wish, as well as their own notes (which they can also continually add to and improve).

Watch this short video

You can watch this short video to understand more about how we will use a Flipped approach.

(video to go here)