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Seven Myths About Education
Seven Myths About Education
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Important review of current attitudes to education, 22 April 2014
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The writer is an experienced teacher in schools in the UK who became aware that her training had omitted discussion of important contributions from educational psychologists that were related to daily teaching practice.
The book is written in clear language accessible to the non-specialist. The author crystallises current doctrine concerning attitudes to teaching into 'Seven myths'. The origins of each 'myth' are untangled, discussed in relation to daily practice, and then related to newer research. The book and its conclusions throw a rational light on the arguments related to the relative importance of the balance between factual knowledge and learning skills.
This book is important to anyone interested in teaching at any level, and to parents interested in having their children taught in schools using the best methods available.
Congratulations to the author on having written an important contribution to the educational literature that is a pleasure to read.


Facts are Sacred: The power of data (Guardian Shorts Book 1)
Facts are Sacred: The power of data (Guardian Shorts Book 1)

4.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Data, 16 Sept. 2012
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This short Guardian UK book discusses the relatively recent increase in the availablity of data and the way that reporters (and the public) can analyse it to find information of public importance hidden in the numbers. Examples are mainly from the Wiki Leaks data and the data released by various governments. Useful sources are listed, including the Guardian's own data site. Memorable facts emerge, such as that pointing out that the richest 1% of the US population own one third of US net worth.
This is a useful source book, and a comforting rejoinder to the Flat Earth News: An Award-winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media by the Guardian's Nick Davies, which seemed to predict the death of investigative journalism.


Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display

5.0 out of 5 stars On First Using a Kindle, 13 Feb. 2011
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At last, its come! The long awaited Kindle. Surprisingly light to hold. I hadn't realised that the USB/power cable can plug into a power socket (provided) or can charge from a computer. Seems to charge up quickly. Had not realised that it comes with a dictionary and user guide installed. Does not take long to find my way around the well designed controls. Let's start out by connecting it to a computer and downloading some free books. Go to Project Goteborg, find a couple of books I haven't read for many years - they download to the computer very fast, and I transfer them to the Kindle - easy. Now to read.
First - adjust the font type and size to suit me, and then I'm off. Seems to be just like reading a book, with fast smooth page turning - and it remembers where I stopped.
It really seems to be as good as friends said it was!


Relaxin' 'round Midnight - The Very Best of Classic FM Jazz
Relaxin' 'round Midnight - The Very Best of Classic FM Jazz
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is the way to relax, 2 Oct. 2010
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These two CDs cover a wide range of mainly small group instrumental gigs, recorded over the last half century, with a few vocal items and one or two larger groups. The music is just as advertised - pleasant listening either on your own or as background to a party. Recording quality is generally good, and the package can be recomended,


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