Last term I decided to take the bull by the horns and have a go at taking on board the ethos of aCfE with my S1 class. I was about to start a new topic so I threw out my plan and handed over the reigns to the class. The result was a hugely enjoyably series of lessons both for me and the majority of the pupils.
What was most surprising was that in the simplest of terms, my lessons weren’t as dramatically different from what they would’ve been anyway. By this I mean the sequence of lessons was broadly similar and many of the activities were still there. What was hugely different was the angle I came at these lessons from and the impact this had on the pupils.