Friday, February 28, 2014

Alfie Kohn on Feel-Bad Education

"Education really isn't about helping kids to feel like proficient thinkers who love learning, instead they have to memorize facts, practice skills in order to do well on tests, and that ends up being quite unengaging, and it has a number of destructive consequences. The more traditional, back to bascs and test oriented schooling is the more kids lose interest in learning, the more superficial they are thinking.."
Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education's most outspoken voices. Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a "cult of rigour"- a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish both joy and meaningful intellectual inquiry from our classrooms - Alfie Kohn issues a stirring call to rethink our priorities and reconsider our practices.
-- read more about the book HERE

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