Couldn’t agree more with this assessment by the NUT. Education should be about fostering skills, creativity, problem solving, group and interactive social skills, AS WELL AS the core knowledge needed in a subject field. Active learning is the best and most effective way of doing that.
Passive learning by rote only encourages passive students. Young people cannot engage or explore a list of facts and figures. Learning by rote withered off long ago and rightly so. There is no need to return to it.
Ryan Cairns MYP