Saturday, February 03, 2007

Informal Learning DOES Work

Nominally about homework for school children, this piece from Radio 4 actually deals with the key issue of formal versus informal learning. Mr Civitas just doesn't get it so we'd like to inform him that we know of HE kids who are at top universities studying maths who have never once chanted their times tables even to themselves, let alone anyone else. They learned to calculate by coming across the need to do it, so that say, 25 multiplied by 6 had a significance because when they reached this amount, they could level up in Runescape...or some such.

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