13/02/2013 at 11:59 #398
‘Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them’ – Hard Times, Charles Dickens
On 7 February 2013, Michael Gove, issued a statement to the House of Commons on ‘Qualifications, League Tables and the National Curriculum. Media coverage focused on Gove’s admission that developing an E-Bacc certificate in place of core GCSE subjects was a ‘reform too far’ and that GCSEs would continue. However, far less widely-reported were the distinctions that Gove created between pedagogy, curriculum and qualifications.
My blog post discusses this further but we are seeking your views on what ‘devolved pedagogy’ means in the modern classroom .. how you will ensure that your students learn through research and enquiry, and that the curriculum you offer in school is based on sound, modern educational aims?
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