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Paul Main


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Let's talk about Schemas

Piaget believed that children actively construct knowledge through their interaction with the environment. So it's very important for the child to be interacting with the environment in order to construct knowledge about the world.

The Importance of Wellbeing in International Schools

Institutional approaches to encouraging student well-being should be implemented in international schools, but they can often be limited by unfamiliar cultural norms.

Metacognition enhances fluid intelligence

Metacognition is an essential element of reasoning and problem-solving. It is what allows people to reason deeply and effectively in a wide range of situations, from problem-solving in math class, to problem-solving in a meeting.

Ofsted: Past, Present and the Future

What is Ofsted? This blog post explores some of the key facts about Ofsted and provides some insights into the recent changes of the 2019 inspection framework.

The Curriculum for Wales

What are the implications of the changes to the Curriculum for Wales?

The Link between Structural Learning and Understanding

How can the brick building concept developed by Structural Learning be used to develop understanding?

Supporting Longer Written Answers in Biology

Find out how a research project used Structural Learning to support the development of biological and writing concepts.

Building better sentences

"The results clearly show that improvements were made in specific writing domains, both ‘Connectives’ and ‘Sentences’ were areas in which these specific students improved. Furthermore, deeper analyses show 92% of pupils made improvements in the writing domain ‘Sentences’ and 58% of pupils made improvements in the domain ‘Connectives’." Rob Francksen

About Me

Paul Main

Paul set up Structural Learning to help students process information more effectively. Prior to setting the organisation up Paul worked with NFER (Futurelab), Teachinghow2s and Open Futures. Cognition is a fascinating but complicated area that inspires Paul to understand more about how our minds work.