Monday, February 22, 2010

Hurrah for 16 year olds

This particular 16 year old, Pritesh Raichura from North London, wrote an excellent column over at the Times, on the state of education in the UK. Here's the link.

As well as writing about how to get kids involved in politics, he also going into depth about teaching in general;

"A teacher’s role is not giving out information so that the pupils can pass exams. A teacher’s role is to encourage independent thinking, to inspire and make the student wonder about their subject. Teachers should recognise, that different pupils learn in different ways and that if they are made to think for themselves, then not only will they get more enjoyment from lessons and school, but a genuine thirst for knowledge and a spark of curiosity will be generated."

Wonderful stuff.

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