I've been silent on the blog for a couple of weeks whilst I finish a set of exciting new papers. Over the past two years I have directed a major research project at my company Footprints Programme for Schools into how yr 10 students (14-15 year olds) learn; it's almost time to release the findings.
The project has been collecting a new kind of data on the intrinsic and environmental factors that influence student learning in secondary schools. You know that I have been blogging about this for some time now, releasing snippets of ideas. Behind this is solid empirical data that identifies what, psychologically, goes on between effective and ineffective learners and their environment.
I'm planning to release the first of these papers on the Centre for Human Ecology Theory web site in the next 10 days. I'll post links on my blog as well as highlighting the key findings that are relevant for teachers and parents.
Thanks for your patience.
How does Footprints relate to Human Ecology Theory?
The Footprints Programme for Schools is an educational technology that analyses and optimises the learning state between a learner and their environment. It is based on a data model of seven dynamic constructs within Simon P Walker's Human Ecology Theory which he identified in 2000. Further information can be found at:
Footprints Programme for Schools</a>
Centre for Human Ecology Theory
(c) Simon P Walker 2014