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Love Learning by Debra Kidd

I’m not going to review Robert Peal’s book for Civitas, because if you want to know what I think of its arguments, you can read this http://debrakidd.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/better-a-blob-than-a-knob/ on Toby Young’s pamphlet also written for Civitas or this http://debrakidd.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/7-myths-about-education-an-alternative-view/ on Christodoulou’s book, published by The Curriculum Centre who are supported by Civitas. All three make the same arguments. All three are published by organisations close to Michael Gove. All three have received acclaim from people praised by Michael Gove as being excellent teachers. Yadda yadda. Talk about framing the debate through your team mates. What it makes me think though, is ‘what’s so wrong with being progressive’? And what does that actually mean? And having done a bit of reading, I think I quite like the idea of being progressive. I think I’m progressively becoming more progressive.

According to cognitive psychologist George Lakoff (you thought that Daniel Willingham was the only cognitive psychologist…

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