Why children ‘love’ textbooks

The Quirky Teacher

This blog post looks at the much maligned textbook from the child’s perspective. Rightly, we tend to analyse the benefits or disadvantages of x, y or z educational practice or resource in terms of its effect on learning and we will look for those added months of progression or increased retention of knowledge, but how often do we put ourselves in the shoes of your typical child and imagine what they’re thinking and feeling? I’m not saying we should concede all ground to ‘pupil voice’ otherwise we’d end up with every lesson being some kind of content-less disco party from hell, but it does seem to me that we place far too much emphasis on what and how the teacher teaches and tend to ignore what I think of as bonus learning that happens because of certain systems, practices and resources. The textbook is one such resource that I believe…

View original post 663 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s