Book Review: What if everything you knew about education was wrong? by David Didau

How then should we teach?

This is a review of Book 18 of my Reading Challenge, for more details and links to pretty much all the books i’ve read this year, see here.

David Didau casts his critical eye over every nook and cranny of education in this work published in 2015. He blends research, current political opinion and his own experiences into a must read text for all involved in the schooling of young people. As he makes clear from the outset, this book is about teaching but is not a teaching manual; it is a book that take nothing for granted, questions everything and tries to offer some exciting new alternatives. Her are my three personal highlights.

Highlight 1: “Why we’re wrong”

The first section, entitled: “Why we’re wrong”, reviews five ways which educators might get caught out by their own biases and assumptions. I’ve done some philosophical study but before…

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