What Should Schools Teach?

Disciplines, subjects, and the pursuit of truth

  • Alex Standish
  • Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
The blurring of the distinctions between pedagogy and curriculum, and experience and knowledge, has resulted in a generation of teachers who are confused about the part that each of these plays in the education of children. Schools may still teach through subjects, but there is little consensus about what constitutes a subject and what they are for. The aim of this book is to contribute to a more robust rationale for, and understanding of, what schools should teach – the curriculum. This is not to dismiss the significance of pedagogy, how children learn or the personal knowledge and experiences they bring to the classroom. Rather, to become a successful teacher depends upon understanding the respective roles of each. But the curriculum – what to teach – is logically prior to how to teach it. There is no more important question in education.
More Details

Disciplines, subjects, and the pursuit of truth

  • Alex Standish
  • Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
The blurring of the distinctions between pedagogy and curriculum, and experience and knowledge, has resulted in a generation of teachers who are confused about the part that each of these plays in the education of children. Schools may still teach through subjects, but there is little consensus about what constitutes a subject and what they are for. The aim of this book is to contribute to a more robust rationale for, and understanding of, what schools should teach – the curriculum. This is not to dismiss the significance of pedagogy, how children learn or the personal knowledge and experiences they bring to the classroom. Rather, to become a successful teacher depends upon understanding the respective roles of each. But the curriculum – what to teach – is logically prior to how to teach it. There is no more important question in education.

Price: £19.99

Loading Updating cart…

Towards the Compassionate School

From golden rule to golden thread

  • Maurice Irfan Coles
The golden rule – treat everyone as you would be treated yourself – is the basis for a compassionate society. This book shows how to create compassionate schools that embody love in action and can thus help children deal with the difficult issues they face today. It argues for schools worldwide to adopt a compassionate curriculum.
More Details

From golden rule to golden thread

  • Maurice Irfan Coles
The golden rule – treat everyone as you would be treated yourself – is the basis for a compassionate society. This book shows how to create compassionate schools that embody love in action and can thus help children deal with the difficult issues they face today. It argues for schools worldwide to adopt a compassionate curriculum.

Price: £24.99

Loading Updating cart…

Creativity and the curriculum

  • Dominic Wyse
Creativity is a vital aspect of the human world and a central element of society, so it is also a desirable outcome of education. This lecture examines the place of creativity in education in national curricula, and critically examines what should be done to enhance it.
More Details

  • Dominic Wyse
Creativity is a vital aspect of the human world and a central element of society, so it is also a desirable outcome of education. This lecture examines the place of creativity in education in national curricula, and critically examines what should be done to enhance it.

Price: £5.99

Loading Updating cart…