Nigel has a holistic approach to education. He addresses complex issues such as deforestation and climate change and makes them understandable for young minds.
This journey of understanding takes a cross curricular approach, fusing elements of the science and geography curriculum and linking them to real global issues. He then offers pupils the opportunity to take real, positive action to help tackle them.
The Four Purposes
Nigel's approach meets all of the four purposes of the Welsh Curriculum as follows:
Nigel’s cross curricular approach to teaching helps to make complex issues like climate change understandable for primary pupils. Though this, learners develop a more sophisticated and richer understanding of the real life connections between science, geography and society. They begin to understand that they can become active participants in their world, and not merely observers of it.
Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
As mentioned, Nigel helps learners develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the concepts that underpin global issues. They see the relationships between these and use them to further shape, make sense of and apply knowledge.
Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within the Areas
The move from learning about an issue to taking action against it helps to pull the four curriculum purposes together. Their ambition to learn creates an ethically informed citizen whose enterprise leads to positive action. This in turn creates confidence for pupils to go forward to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society
Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
Nigel’s presentation will help learners become able to effectively organise a growing number of increasingly sophisticated ideas, to apply understanding in various
contexts and to communicate their more thoughts
Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
The cross curricular approach of Nigel’s presentations encourage learners to think laterally, helping them to make connections across subjects with increasing independence