It’s been quite a day for education. To begin with, a heart-warming and brain-stimulating article by Sir Ken Robinson in the Guardian, on the Comment and Debate pages:
Gove extols creativity, but he has no idea what it is
On the Guardian website this appeared as
To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is
The education secretary’s new national curriculum is a dead hand on the creative pulse of teachers and students alike
Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people, to the vitality of our communities and to the long-term health of the economy. The trouble is that his current plans for the national curriculum seem likely to stifle the creativity of students and teachers alike. Consequently, anyone with a serious interest in student achievement, cultural vitality and economic sustainability should be deeply concerned.
We shouldn’t be surprised when a politician says…
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