Category Archives: Theory

Tradition or snobbery? Part 2

Yesterday I began to look at the reasons I believe there are two opposing camps in the traditional / progressive education debate. I cannot claim to have come up with a definitive answer, but I begin to suspect that it … Continue reading

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Tradition or snobbery? Part 1

Going away for a while (both literally and in the blogging and Twitter sense) has given me the chance to consider an element in the educational debate that I hadn’t thought about before. When I returned, I found that I … Continue reading

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The mantle of the expert

Last night there was a big debate on Twitter about the usefulness (or otherwise) of the Mantle of the Expert. If you’re unfamiliar with this idea / theory / technique, there’s a lot of information on the website Mantle of … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Independent Learning

One year I decided that I needed to expand my ability to use Office programs – essentially, I felt that there were many things I didn’t know how to do, and I wanted to learn them. I enrolled on a … Continue reading

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