Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

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JIM CURRAN
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Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm

Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

‘Slow education’ should replace the fact-crammed curriculum, argues Mike Grenier. But would this work in the state sector?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ke-grenier

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Re: Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

Post by chew8 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:52 am

Interesting. I also found this 2012 article on this same Eton teacher in the Telegraph:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9 ... ation.html

This kind of 'slow education' surely depends a lot on the quality of the teacher. Secondary-school teachers really need subject-specific degree-level qualifications: reasonably in-depth study of a particular subject involves a certain amount of broadening of general knowledge along the way which puts teachers in a better position to pass this on to students. Is it arguable that teachers of upper-primary children should also have similar qualifications?

Jenny C.

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