Creation Science – Institute of Creation Research

Creation Scientists take a literal approach to Genesis 1, believing it to be an actual account of the creation of the universe. They use science to back up this view. The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) was created to complete research into backing up this theory. Founded by Dr. Henry Morris in 1970, ICR exists … Continue reading Creation Science – Institute of Creation Research

What is Utilitarianism?

What is Utilitarianism? Utilitarianism is an ethical theory by which actions are judged according to their anticipated results. This makes it a consequentialist theory – as it looks at the consequences of actions to determine their morality. The Three Types of Utilitarianism Act Utilitarianism Theory is applied to the results of individual actions Rule … Continue reading What is Utilitarianism?

Religious and Non Religious Groups in Scotland

Our S2 class have been looking at different religious groups in Scotland according to the census. They have been given a task to complete some research on a religious group from the 2011 Census.   Use this guide to help you with your research. You should describe the groups main beliefs, practices, if they have a … Continue reading Religious and Non Religious Groups in Scotland

Celebrating Numeracy/ Maths Week in RME.

Ever since I was in teacher training and first learned about CfE and how numeracy would be a responsibility for all alongside Literacy and Health and Wellbeing. I thought Literacy and H&W they will be easy to meet in an RMPS classroom, I do that every day. But how on earth am I going to meaningfully … Continue reading Celebrating Numeracy/ Maths Week in RME.

Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

Previously we have covered the different types of Revelation and how that can impact on an individuals morality. This lesson we will be looking at how tradition and practices in a religion can impact on an individual. Christian Tradition - History Practices in the earlier church have over time established themselves as tradition. Sometimes a … Continue reading Revelation Through Tradition in Christianity and Islam

Summer Holiday Recommended Reading

Summer Holiday Recommended Reading/ Viewing/ Listening If you find yourself at a loose end this Summer Holidays why not further your learning in RMPS. Here's a list of recommended videos, podcasts or books. YouTube RMPS Resources This channel has lots of links to clips and documentaries. Netflix The Story of God with Morgan Freeman … Continue reading Summer Holiday Recommended Reading

The HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

What is the HFEA? HFEA is responsible for regulating the use of pre-embryos and embryos. The authority is made up of elected members including a wide range of faiths, professionals, politicians and doctors and scientists. However, doctors and scientists already using embryos or involved in embryo research may not be part of the group. The … Continue reading The HFEA – Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation. Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy

My Marking and Feedback Toolkit

I have been following #feedbacknotmarking for a while and today I have embraced it. When marking a whole class set of Homework I made a template and have been combining the feedback sheet with coloured highlighters meaning different things – e.g. Green means good point, yellow means further explanation required, blue means add in an example and red is this is not required or repetition.
Will update on how it goes.

Mrs Humanities

marking and feedback toolkit #feedbackNOTmarkingI think we all know by now that I actually love providing feedback in all shapes and forms. Over the past 3 years I’ve tried a large variety of methods to find what works best. Some methods are my go to approaches, a few I come back to now and then, others I’ve tried the once and binned.

feedback toolkit

I thought I’d share my top 5 feedback approaches that have become my #feedbackNOTmarking toolkit.

ACE Peer Assessment or the more recent take on it SpACE Peer Assessment.

This technique I use frequently with my classes. Often when students are working on an extended piece of writing  or a prolonged task I will get them to stop where they are (usually about half way into the task) and get them to ACE their peers work. Students will peer assess in purple pen using the coding system and write comments/questions at the end or…

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