Sunday, April 27, 2014

How Children Learn now available in Kindle format

If you are ever tempted with a sneaking suspicion that what the Conservative Right in general (and Michael Gove in particular) are saying about education is frankly ridiculous nonsense, this book is for you. Whenever educational theory of any kind is mentioned the Secretary of State for Education very publicly puts his fingers in his ears and goes "Yadda Yadda Yadda." He is such an example of adult behaviour. This book is the work of John Holt who, unlike the wiseacres, has actually worked with real children and noted the way they learn. This pedagogy is at odds with the top-downwards Gradgrind curriculum favoured by the Conservative backwoodsmen and it is well worth a look. I am delighted that this classic is now available in Kindle format

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