This guest post is by Ali Gray, Head of Geography, West Hill Park School, Hampshire.
I tried out SPA with a Year 8 geography class recently. I gave them 20 mins of guided research on a topic and then they started the SPA. I have never seen them work so hard/ fast for 15 mins while they wrote up their answers!
It is intense (for the pupils), but very effective learning.
They enjoyed assessing each other’s work and they Continue reading
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