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    Teaching: a very natural act?

    21 February 2017 // 1 Comment

    In 1971 the philosopher of education Paul Hirst published a paper titled “What is teaching?” in which he set out, in the style of RS Peters, to conduct an analysis of the [...]
  • text
    One of the problems of the various iterations of the National Curriculum is that the statements they included were very broad and open to interpretation. This is true of the [...]
  • fortune

    Should teaching methods be prescribed?

    19 February 2017 // 11 Comments

    Arendt’s observation that ‘the most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution’ is pertinent in a number of contexts, and we can see [...]
  • walker

    Is traditionalism right-wing?

    6 February 2017 // 7 Comments

    Traditionalism is often characterised as ‘right-wing’: indeed, some have gone so far as to label supporters of educational traditionalism as members of the [...]
  • constitution

    Helping children understand the Age of Trump

    5 February 2017 // 1 Comment

    Every now and then I write a post in which I look at current affairs and ask the question “what does someone need to know to make sense of this all?” I wrote a similar [...]

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