In June, Putney’s Head of Drama and Head of Physics travelled to Boston, USA along with 30 other GDST colleagues from across the country, to attend the Global Forum on Girls’ Education. Both had completed a two-year action research project, working closely with Putney students.
Head of Drama, Emma Crocombe’s project, “Using Video Recording to Harness the Self-Critic for Girls’ Self-Reflection of Theatre Performance” had already been presented virtually during the pandemic.
Head of Physics, Helen Carrington (pictured bottom row second from left and below), presented her research to teachers from girls’ schools across the globe. Her project entitled “Battling perfectionism: examining the impact of a “pencil principle” scaffold on girls’ confidence to engage with unfamiliar problems in the Physics curriculum” examines ways to combat ‘learned helplessness in girls,’ enabling and encouraging them to problem-solve both in Physics and beyond.