06 Jun '11, 9pm

In education, school not the only place to start

In education, school not the only place to start

Thank you for sharing such an interesting study. I work in a special school in Singapore and I see the same attitude towards teaching/education in my school as well, albeit to a lesser degree compared to mainstream schools. Even though the children in my school have special learning needs, there is still a significant amount of teaching done in groups, where the teacher basically teaches the children the facts by telling them. Given the cognitive, attention and language ability of the children in my school, most of such instruction is pointless. And yet teachers persist in such teaching methods because, probably because they believe that this is the way to teach children. To some extent, teachers know that their teaching is ineffective, but they will attribute the ineffectiveness on the children’s ability to learn, rather than question the teaching method itself. Having ob...

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