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Post time 2014-11-17 14:39:40 |Display all floors
The British education system needs to go back to 'chalk and talk' teaching if it wants to reproduce the success the traditional methods now have in China, according to Education Minister Nick Gibb. Researchers have found that children in China achieve marks in maths up to 30 per cent higher than English pupils of the same age. Te question is should Britain copy China and ditch trendy teaching for 'chalk and talk'?

Education Minister Nick Gibb has said having a teacher speak to the class from the front was more effective.

Classes in England, where pupils are often grouped in desk clusters, spent nearly half of their time in 'individual group work' compared with 28 per cent of those in China, research revealed.

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Post time 2014-11-17 17:58:11 |Display all floors
well well well ... chinese follow the western in the last few years ..

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Post time 2014-11-17 18:14:25 |Display all floors
Yes and no

UK education would benefit from better discipline, respect for teachers and formal arrangement but Chinese education is too narrow and only teaches kids to pass exams not to learn a broader knowledge base

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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2014-11-17 18:21

I've always held that for the first 9 years of formal education rote learning and becoming truly competent in the fundamentals is essential.  Without this fundamental knowledge or building blocks tackling more difficult material later on is nigh on impossible.

The old methods that were abandoned in the mid 60s in the UK in favour of a more liberal approach have failed when the truth is told, and it's the same in Australia and the USA, Canada and most other countries.  The course authors and so on have a lot to answer for as do so called social welfare specialists involved in the design of national education policies.

The big problem is where are the British (or American, Australians etc) going to find truly competent teachers, especially in areas such as grammar, spelling, and so on?
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Post time 2014-11-17 18:21:20 |Display all floors
High math scores. I just asked my co-workers at lunch how many possible combinations there is for four digit door code. None of them (all three) knew the answer, they are all university graduates and one of the answers was 512.

This is why the company I work for uses foreign CFO.

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Post time 2014-11-17 19:42:50 |Display all floors
mixamixa Post time: 2014-11-17 18:21
High math scores. I just asked my co-workers at lunch how many possible combinations there is for fo ...

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Post time 2014-11-17 19:46:01 |Display all floors
Britain and US has the latest science of child learning.....eg self determination theory.


China has rote learning.....which they give back to the teachers as soon as exam is over.




I think UK and US has nothing to fear for their education industry.




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