Friday, February 16, 2007

Seize the initiative

I've complained about the hateful presence of jargon in education before. And I'm not the first to do so. I was nearly reduced to tears when listening to Jane Davidson explain the aims of her “pedagogy initiative” this week.


The aim of the pedagogy initiative is to improve the outcomes for learners by enhancing the pedagogical skills, knowledge and practice of practitioners, creating an expectation that all practitioners in Wales will engage in the most effective teaching and learning.

Didn't she win communicator of the year?

2 comments:

Peter D Cox, TMPL said...

Translation:
the aim is to have teachers and trainers who are competent.

Makes you wonder what they are now, doesn't it

Tiger Tales said...

Translation:

The aim to teach tidy.