So, I’m reading Seven Myths about Education. Just like most of the rest of the teaching blogosphere, I suspect. And just like most of the rest of the teaching blogosphere, I have an opinion about it. Several, as a matter of fact. And since I am now about halfway through, I thought I’d share my thrupence’ worth.
To begin with, is Ms Christodoulou more like the boy who cried that the king had no clothes or the boy who cried wolf?
For my money, she is more the former than the latter. I think the estimable Ms Christodolou is calling time on some pretty dodgy ideas.
Some ideas are as ubiquitous and seemingly essential as air, but as Joseph Joubert correctly opined: “A thought is a thing as real as a cannonball”. And in some circumstances, the wrong idea can be more dangerous than a large round metal ball…
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