06 Aug 2013
So, I’m trying a thought experiment. I’m imagining a knowledge free classroom. I’m having a think about the knowledge versus skills debate. And their close relations, direct instruction versus group-work.
In my head, there are no displays, pictures, books or electronic devices. A bit of an anaemic shell. Wouldn’t really want to spend much time there. And can’t think of many children who would either. So, now I’m thinking, let’s put a bit of knowledge in there. A book or two. Now some pictures, displays. And if we are really turning the dial up, some electronic devices. Ah, that’s better. A kaleidoscope, colour, promise, opportunity. Bit of a banquet really. Why would I want to go back to starvation rations?Read More