Seven Myths about Education – out now
Posted on 09-03-2014
My book, Seven Myths about Education, was published this week by Routledge.
It was actually first published as an ebook by The Curriculum Centre in June 2013. There are a couple of new additions to this version. There are some slight alterations to chapter two, and, more significantly, forewords by E.D. Hirsch and Dylan Wiliam.
There’s a nice review of it here by Joe Kirby.
Before publication I wrote a short summary of each chapter. Here they are.
- Facts prevent understanding
- Teacher-led instruction is passive
- The 21st century fundamentally changes everything
- You can always just look it up
- We should teach transferable skills
- Projects and activities are the best way to learn
- Teaching knowledge is indoctrination
After publication, I also wrote three posts restating the evidence base for the book and responding to some of my critics.
Evidence base part one
Evidence base part two
Evidence base part three