Learning to think clearly

Know your words

For example, the new SPaG test requires pupils to be able to spot a Fronted Adverbial.

Coding the future

The problem is this is part of a pattern of education as proof of schooling rather than education for human benefit.

The thinking is the thing

In both the SPaG and Coding examples, the issue is that the education system is being aimed at the wrong thing.

Validate thinking and talking

The depressing misunderstanding of education is shown in last week’s story that the Education Czar says group work and poster making is not teaching.

Missed thinking

The ability to think empathetically or algorithmically matters.

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Sensory Design Consultant, usability researcher and workshop facilitator. www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368 Twitter @acuity_design & @visceralUX

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