FREE eBOOK! How Schools Un-educate Children… And What We Can Do About It
How schools un-educate children
The relentless focus in schools on academic achievement in its most narrow sense, means that the development of vital skills and attributes for learning and life are being sidelined. Over their time in school, most students will fail to make any significant progress in developing the skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration and communication; the very skills and attributes they need to thrive in the 21st century.
And what we can do about it
What is needed is a new approach to education, where learning has a real purpose, audience and outcome; where students have more choice over what and how they learn, and where developing skills is as important as developing knowledge. This book makes a powerful and practical case that project-based learning is one of the best ways to achieve this.
The author, Pete Pattisson, has been involved in education for 18 years, including seven years as a teacher in London. He is a specialist in Citizenship education and project-based learning. He was a Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools & Academy Trust, the National Subject Lead for Citizenship and is a widely respected speaker and trainer.
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