Monthly Archives: June 2011

Problems, predicaments, puzzles and paradoxes

Do we want a nation of pupils and students who can think critically by successfully tackling problems, predicaments, puzzles and paradoxes and do so using pen and paper? Or would we prefer a nation of pupils and students who merely … Continue reading

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I hate learning: further objections to ‘learning’

5Year old Laura’s mother said her daughter told her the other day that she hated learning. Instead of assuming that Laura did not mean what she said, let’s assume that she said what she meant and expressed a heartfelt truth. … Continue reading

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Doing, enduring and enjoying versus learning

Whenever there is a major inquiry into the failure of a public body to protect the well-being of vulnerable members of society, it is claimed by those responsible for the failure that ‘lessons are to be learned’! However, ‘lessons’ are … Continue reading

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