Learning Styles – Well, Not Quite

We still hear much about ‘learning styles’, which is a concept, widely promoted in some educational organizations, that believes that learners are more effective at learning when they are taught or study in certain ways, for example, auditory, visual, physical, experiential, etc. How many times have you heard a learner say ‘I’m a visual learner’? However, substantiating these claims is difficult, if at all achievable. Over 71 different models of learning style have been identified [Coffield, Frank; Moseley, David; Hall,

Turf Management and the letter Q!

Can’t think of much starting with the letter Q in turf management, well here’s a few – clearly there are more, but it is a bit limited, so an easy one for a quick article! Quadraplay                                 A make of tractor mounted (via the three-point linkage) frame which can have up to four types of different implements attached, including a flexible comb, a range of rakes, drag brush, spiker, slitter, lute, roller or spiked roller. The width of the frame is

It’s the Environment, Stupid!

The main focus of much industry and media commentary (which is often influenced by industry money) is on the apparent minimal direct impact on human health from the use of pesticides and from the likely low probability of causing a human health issue, especially cancer. The main weight of evidence does indicate that the contribution to such human health issues is small (in most cases) and within what most people would accept as reasonable risk: Some would disagree, and we

Employability Skills: 11 onwards

We’ve looked at the typical top-10 employability skills, so we now look at others that commonly or occasionally appear in lists of skills which are considered desirable in a work place: 11. Working under pressure and to deadlines Within the workplace many employees will often be under a great amount at pressure to meet certain deadlines. Making sure that projects or contract work are completed on time, letters having to go out by a certain time of day, responding to

Employability Skills: 1-10

Carrying on from the ‘Learning to maintain your Employability Skills‘ we now look in more detail at what each mean: 1. Good general literacy skills It seems obvious, but there is a need to be able to read and write to a reasonable standard within a business environment. This doesn’t mean that you can say you have authored a book, but you need to be able to understand the meaning of sentences and to be able to construct your own