Former teacher Christodoulou exposes seven common myths around education that hamper pupils and teachers. She challenges commonly held beliefs about what teaching interventions work best, and looks at the best evidence available.
Her seven myths about education cover the need to teach transferable skills; that facts prevent understanding; that teacher-led instruction is always passive; you can always just ‘look it up’; that projects and activities are the best way to learn; that teaching knowledge is indoctrination; and that the 21st century fundamentally changes everything
Christodoulou argues that these myths are endorsed at the highest levels of education, though they are not based on evidence. Her central claim is that much of what teachers are taught is wrong, and that teaching training needs to be informed by more empirical evidence.
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