Janet Downs: Do Catholic, state-selective and high-performing private schools predominantly use “traditional methods”?
“…the old-fashioned approach to education that still prevails in Catholic schools, selective state schools and high-performing private schools has almost no defenders.” Toby Young, Prisoners of The Blob These “old-fashioned” methods, according to Young, include direct teaching instruction (aka “chalk-and-talk”) and “rote learning”. But do Catholic, state-selective and private schools predominantly use this approach? Do they turn their back on ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Andy: "It can also be argued that Philosophy and Ethics involve a large element of critical / analytical thinking. It also appears to have passed Mr Young by that the Pearson groups paper on making education work gives equal weighting to skills ......"Comment + Debate