Seven Myths about Education – out now
My book, Seven Myths about Education, was published this week by Routledge.
It was actually first published as an ebook by The Curriculum Centre in June 2013. There are a couple of new additions to this version. There are some slight alterations to chapter two, and, more significantly, forewords by E.D. Hirsch and Dylan Wiliam.
There’s a nice review of it here by Joe Kirby.
Before publication I wrote a short summary of each chapter. Here they are.
- Facts prevent understanding
- Teacher-led instruction is passive
- The 21st century fundamentally changes everything
- You can always just look it up
- We should teach transferable skills
- Projects and activities are the best way to learn
- Teaching knowledge is indoctrination
After publication, I also wrote three posts restating the evidence base for the book and responding to some of my critics.