Teaching Smart vs. not LO13623

Ian Saunders (tpians@cix.compulink.co.uk)
Wed, 14 May 97 12:51 BST-1

Replying to LO13541 --


It is interesting that in UK with the recent change of government that
there is going to be increased emphasis, in education, on numeracy and
spelling. Old methods likely to be encouraged. Learning by rote etc. I
hear so many people in business saying that youngsters cannot count, add
up or spell.

I believe that it does matter whether people can spell and count. I know
how poor I am at english grammar and how hard I have to work to have final
copy reasonably accurate.

It seems to me that we need to find methods of learning that help young
people to do these basic tasks. Technology might help us and without a
basic understanding of the principles we do not know if the machine has
got it right. THe machine only checks what we put in (especially so in the
case of numbers) and spell checkers give so many options that it would be
easy to choose the wrong one if we don't have a good grasp of things.

Ian Saunders
Transition Partnerships - Harnessing change for business advantage


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