Should we be teaching knowledge or skills? | History and Social Studies Education |
A head of English gets to the heart of the curriculum debate and shares his X Factor-based teaching resource on using solo taxonomy...


Because if you believe in what Ian Gilbert calls The Great Educational Lie (do well at school and you'll get a good job) then passing exams is fine. But if you believe that "to succeed in business you need to break the rules" then we have a responsibility to teach content in a way that also teaches skills, dispositions and competencies needed to make our children indispensible in an uncertain future.


Some have asked me "why teach students in a digital environment if it's more work for you?"  Digital skills that the social media classroom seek to provide our students are going to become increasingly important in the workforce of tomorrow. We don't just teach content, we teach students; they will forget most lessons but if they have the tools to find the answers for themselves, our work will be done.      

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