This short explainer is taken from my new site primaryknowledgeorganisers.wordpress.com, and briefly sets out why I believe knowledge organisers are such powerful tools during curriculum planning and assessment.
All knowledge? What about the skills?
I have written extensively about Knowledge Organisers over the last year or so, and although the reaction to them has been mostly positive, there have been some criticisms. I address most of these in this FAQ blog post, but it’s worth quickly dealing with the most common here.
It is the criticism that knowledge is pointless without the ability to apply it. What we are really interested in is critical thinking, not mindlessly regurgitating an endless list of facts. So should a knowledge organiser really be what we are putting at the centre of our learning?
It’s a compelling criticism, and in a sense is correct in terms of its aim. Of course we…
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