The Seven Myths About Education, written by Daisy Christodoulou offers a thought-provoking critique of educational orthodoxy.


Drawing on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools, and through a wide range of examples and case studies Daisy shows just how much classroom practice contradicts basic scientific principles. She examines seven widely-held beliefs that are holding back pupils and teachers, and these are explored in each of the seven chapters within this short course.

Seven Myths About Education

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  • Course Chapters

    Myth 1: Facts prevent understanding

    Myth 2: Teacher-led instruction is passive

    Myth 3: The 21st century fundamentally changes everything 

    Myth 4: You can always just look it up

    Myth 5: We should teach transferable skills

    Myth 6: Projects and activities are the best way to learn

    Myth 7: Teaching knowledge is indoctrination

  • Course Length

    33 minutes - 8 videos

  • Guided Learning Hours

    6 hours


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