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On “powerful”progressive teaching: creating the discourse of the subject

Recently I was talking to a group of friends, not high achievers, in the conventional sense,  but well educated. Okay, they were teachers. Somehow the conversation got around to the most pointless things we learned at school. Universally it was mathematics at secondary school. We could all remember the words: sin, cosine and the quadratic…… Continue reading On “powerful”progressive teaching: creating the discourse of the subject

Education and Culture · Philosophy of education · Progressivism · Uncategorized

Blogging as story telling: unveiling the progressivism at the heart of the trivium and quadrivium

This is the third blog, in a series of three, about story- making. Let me make it clear when I use the word “story” I am not making a judgement on the truth, or otherwise, of the content rather I mean that the message is conveyed using story telling techniques. The first blog describes how… Continue reading Blogging as story telling: unveiling the progressivism at the heart of the trivium and quadrivium

Progressivism · Teaching and Learning

Neither teacher nor student: learning happens in the spaces in between

I don’t think you can easily identify a good teacher. Some students respond to one person in a way they would not respond to another. Good teams have a variety of teachers, Students need to experience different personalities and teaching styles. The quirky and the boring can be equally effective in balanced teams. On the… Continue reading Neither teacher nor student: learning happens in the spaces in between