1. Reflecting back to your secondary schooling, consider if and how your own identity (social class, gender or ethnicity) has influenced your experiences of education so far. Make some notes about possible impacts. Potential areas include subject choices, relationships with teachers, peer influences and curriculum engagement.
2. Choose two contrasting educational environments you have experienced either as a learner or as an employee. Write a critical account, embedded in the academic literature, of these contrasting learning environments.
3. Choose something you have been learning recently (to cook a new recipe/ a new hobby/ a musical instrument/ learning a language or a dance move). Relate this to one of the chapters in Bob Bate’s book from the reading list below and say how your learning fits with that chapter.