The gift that keeps on giving was a marketing slogan for the phonograph but could equally be applied to the teaching and development of metacognition and the ability of pupils to self-regulate. It is one of those low maintenance high impact strategies which reward teachers, for their initial investment of time, many times over. It’s what I think of as a high impact class room multiplier. Continue reading
Last weekend a twitter debate started on Friday night between myself and David Didau, with various other people keen to express a view on whether the knowledge versus skills debate is a false dichotomy, which rolled onto Saturday involving Alex Quigley and Joe Kirby.
This post is not intended to shut down the knowledge versus skills debate, I couldn’t do that even if I wanted to. I’m happy for others to have the debate but I am in a different jungle and more interested in engaging in different debates. Education is for wisdom, not simply knowledge nor simply skills. Continue reading