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Tag Archives: education
If you’d ask me if you should go to film school, I’d say no. If you ask me whether I regret going to film school, I’ll also say no. If you ask me if I’d hire a film school grad, … Continue reading
With the recent closure of Jessops, independent film professionals have a sense of their own mortality. Not very long ago, Jessops was something we took for granted. You could walk in, look at the cameras, try out a lens, and … Continue reading
We’ve all heard that today’s students don’t know history, and can’t find anything on a map. Is it reassuring or not to know that their ancestors weren’t much brighter? American students back in the time of Gandhi and Mussolini … Continue reading
“Bonjour Dewi” is now teaching children French on Youtube. Episode 1 had been tested a few years back at Ysgol Gymraeg Aberaeron and now has been tested in Dewi’s hometown of Aberystwyth. The results show that children below year six … Continue reading
Recently, I’ve heard embittered graduates complain that University was a waste of time. They saw going as purely an economic investment. But, this hasn’t always been the case. Continue reading
Computers can be educational, and so can the Internet. There are great websites that teach kids history, or how to program, or even basic skills like math. National Geographic’s Animal Jam, however, is mostly a waste of time.
The Times asked historical novelist Philippa Gregory why British school children stop studying history the moment they have that choice. Like one third of all British 13-year-olds, Ms. Gregory chose to stop studying history at GCSE level. It was as … Continue reading