Good Ideas

Rosen, Michael

£9.99

The way we’ve been taught excludes or limits all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture. From cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model-making, from playing Top Trumps to arguing with TV programmes, from collecting leaves to playing ‘Who am I?’, Michael Rosen shows how to use everything around you to learn more – and how enjoyable and satisfying it can be.

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We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we’ve been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture – anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing ‘Who am I?’. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more.

Learning should be much more fun and former children’s laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can’t be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum – and it’s all the better for it.

Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.

Additional information

Weight 360 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 28 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

354

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

371.192 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K