Product reviews for The Artful Educator

Duncan Partridge, Director of Education, English-Speaking Union.
A timely response to the notion of teaching as content delivery for examination performance. Sue Cowley's book delights in its embracing of the complex, with all the engaging messiness that this entails. Proudly modelling her belief in the power of the metaphor, Cowley equates teaching with a range of creative arts, providing practical pointers for putting the soul back into classroom practice. Some will interpret the book as a riposte to the push to make the profession more research-evidenced. I don't. For me, Cowley's call for teacher creativity in the classroom sits perfectly comfortably alongside the idea of education being research-informed: practitioners guided by academic journals and their artistic instincts.
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