Monday, June 11, 2012

A science 'free school' in East London

An interesting video on the WORLDbytes website:
In this edifying sofa discussion, school teacher David Perks tells us why, with a group of passionate teachers, he is setting up a science ‘free school’ in East London. What is key, he argues, is the need to challenge the pervasive low expectations we have for young people’s ability to learn.

5 comments:

Peter Harvey said...

There is a difference between a science free school and a science "free school". Or for those who use hyphens, a science-free schol is not a science free-school.

George W. Potter said...

Phew - for a moment there I thought you were talking about a school which was 'science free' :S

Jonathan said...

I have put "free school" in scare quotes to help those who do not understand good English. ;)

George W. Potter said...

I believe this is one of those questions where the original title was ambigiuous in good English :p

Personally I think this might have been a case for innovative use of the Oxford Comma.

Anonymous said...

I also misunderstood, but I'm glad the article turned out to be about something more positive than I feared.