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Chris Woodhead

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A focus on Chris Woodhead, formerly Her Majesty's chief inspector of schools, and his views on the future of schools in the UK.

Chris served under Her Majesty from 1994 to 2000. He is now the Sir Stanley Kalms professor of education at the University of Buckingham.

Chris argues that the increasing emphasis placed on skills and creativity as opposed to knowledge of facts is a mistake. The subjects of the curriculum are, he argues, windows on the world.

Chris also believes that the more we know the richer our lives become. He suggests that it is not possible to think in abstract or in a vacuum, so students must have knowledge of a subject before they can think.

Part of the series: Gurus

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