‘Drill and kill’ for England’s state schools while private sector goes progressive

“As ministers persist with traditional teaching, including children sitting in rows, independent schools have switched to team and project-based learning.

There’s been a huge change in the educational approach of the private sector,” says Toby Seth, headteacher at the Pocklington school foundation in Yorkshire. “Why? Because schools have had to.” Employers, he says, want new and different skills, such as teamworking, not just the ability to retain facts.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/18/drill-and-kill-for-englands-state-schools-while-private-sector-goes-progressive

Source: The Guardian

Date: 18th August 2020

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