What should schools teach? – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

The purpose of a great education is simple: it should enable a child to become the author of their life story, says Mark Lehain

What and how pupils are taught has been argued about as long as there have been schools. Ancient Greeks debated whether education should be solely spoken in method or if writing should be included, with some worrying that putting stuff down on parchment would impact negatively on students’ ability to remember things, in a fashion similar to how we worry about the use of more modern educational technology such as computers and tablets. Plus ça change.

Source: What should schools teach? – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

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