Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Is this good or bad?

We have been linking to a series of posts by Jonny Scaramanga pointing out some of the ridiculous claims and extreme political views put forward by creationist private schools here in the UK.

In this piece Jonny tells us that the actual teaching is poor quality.

I'm still trying to figure out if this is good or bad.

Would it be better if they were really good at teaching this stuff?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing my work here; I really appreciate it.

    I think it's bad that the quality of education is bad in these schools, even if they are Creationist. In my case, the type of teaching put me off reading and learning entirely for a long time, and without that, how was I ever going to think my way out? If I had a slogan, I suppose it would be "Fundamentalist's Kids Are People Too", and I would still rather those children enjoy life and learning, whatever they believe.

    If the teaching were better, there would be two benefits:
    1) Children would be more engaged with the learning process, so more likely to try to find out more for themselves. When they start looking around, they'll find the truth.
    2) Better teaching would mean better critical thinking and evaluative skills, that would allow the children to reject the dogma in the first place.