Monday, February 28, 2011

How to be an explorer of the world.

The title is from a favourite book of mine by Keri Smith.

My friend Bruce Hammonds says the title of this interesting book sums up what learning ought to be all about - students as explorers of their world. I agree.

He then goes on the express his real concerns about creative teaching [or rather the lack of it it.]
He begins: "I would like to think that creative teaching is alive and well but I am not sure I believe that anymore.

Being creative has always been a hard road to follow particularly since the introduction of the curriculum and accountability and assessment demands imposed on school in the mid eighties. And this has only escalated with demands for schools to focus on the 'three Rs' leading up to the most recent reactionary concept of National Standards - themselves one step away from National Testing and League Tables."

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