Memorisation and Learning

It is disappointing to find such a narrow focus on knowledge and content in the Secretary of State’s proposals for our new curriculum. Teachers, well-versed as they are in Bloom’s Taxonomy, are well aware that memorisation lies at the bottom of the pyramid and that challenging young people to be truly successful is not synonymous with filling empty vessels with more knowledge. Indeed, those who become the most knowledgeable are those who develop the greatest confidence at the higher levels.

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  1. Kath

    I don’t think many of the pronouncements that come from the Secretary of State have much to do with education; more about self-aggrandisement and positioning within the party. Do you think those teachers who get a good Ofsted will be encouraged to wear a gown and mortar board?

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