Master Td Chambers

"Tom Chambers"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (121 of 175)
Location: Derby UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,235,195 - Total Helpful Votes: 121 of 175
Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learni&hellip by Will Richardson
The thrust of the books argument is that in an age of information abundance learning for tests is no longer relevant. We should focus on how to build the skills of learning in a less structured more discovery oriented way.

I do have one concern about the idea that we should abandon all learning of facts. Information might be always out there, but unless you know what it is, you dont know when it will be relevant, and when two disciplines could be synthesised. There's also the problem of knowledge becoming homogenised when online is the only resource. I'd recclnebd nicholas carr's the shallows alongside this
Inconceivable by Ben Elton
Inconceivable by Ben Elton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The story of Sam and Lucy is told through their respective diary pages, tapping into their thoughts of the day while they recall their recent events. Although I wasn't sure how gripping the diary format would be I soon got to like it after only 50 pages or so. Once you get into it, you are transfixed by their lives and each day you begin to wonder, "What happening to Sam and Lucy today?" until you've gotten right to the end. It doesn't have the usual earth shattering event at the end like most of his books it's still very dramatic.
Gridlock by Ben Elton
Gridlock by Ben Elton
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have come to expect nothing less than great plots and spectular endings from Elton, and this book delivers nothing less. He describes the harsh realities of the world with such wit and although it's not the best of his books it's still well worth the read and his low point is 10 times the high point of other average writers.

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