Classroom practice – Knowledge: you don’t know the half of it, by Clare Jarmy in TES

Posted on 02nd August 2014

Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Bedales, Clare Jarmy writes about 'Knowledge' in the TES: "Teach the facts, we’re told, and the rest will take care of itself. But when it comes to imparting wisdom, nothing is black and white. Educationalists often highlight the importance of skills over facts, but it cannot be denied that imparting knowledge is vital to what we do as teachers. This is made clear by the fact that it is repeatedly referenced in curriculum and exam requirements. The first stated aim of England’s 2014 national curriculum, for example, is to provide pupils with “an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens”. Read the full article here.