There is no hard and fast distinction between memorising and understanding: they are mutually supporting activities.
Posts Tagged: Schools
New polling shows the strength of public opinion on one of Gove’s few errors.
All the evidence suggests that good test scores add up to stronger growth. How to achieve them? Competition.
He deserves much credit, but his reforms aren’t the game-changer some would claim.
There’s already a culture war about faith schools. Expect one to grow about Muslim schools in particular.
The claims and counter-claims about “Trojan Horse” point to a bigger controversy – about the place of Islam within Britain’s schools.
Too many schools are still using mixed ability teaching.
The switch in Conservative rhetoric from the “Big Society” to the “global race” comes at an odd time.
We have a deficit of over £100 billion. We have record household debt. We need an Affordability Commission.
University may be right for some students, and essential for certain professions, but it isn’t right for everybody.
My explanation is that Party members want a tough line to be taken on Islamist extremism, and in their view the Education Secretary’s take is tougher.
The most incompetent teachers are like the worst-behaved pupils – unless they’re excluded, they spoil things for everyone else
They are unable or unwilling to extend the same compassion to them as they do to the worst ones.
Leftwing extremists have waged a relentless campaign to spread their insane ideas throughout the state education system
It was the Arab Spring of 2010/11 that triggered today’s troubles in Iraq – not the 2003 invasion, for all its faults.