Friday, 21 January 2011

Facts? We don't need e'm

Listening to the Vanessa Phelps show on radio London the other day , I was completely shocked to hear a senior teacher use the phrase " a fact based education is a poor one ".

I then heard another teacher say that the children should lead their learning and it is how they feel about a subject that is more important than knowing facts.

Is it any wonder we are in the state we are in?

Falling rapidly down the tables compared to other countries.

My son when at school, a few years ago, was doing a project on WWII , it was all about how he felt about a certain event , I asked him some basic facts on the war , dates , names etc.

The result?

He had no idea even which year it started !

Needless to say he got a A.

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