PS on the ‘Lost in complexity’ post below …


Yes, it’s necessary to throw oneself into complexity in order to learn – but – teaching is far too important to stay in the complex zone indefinitely. Teachers need to move from the complex to the simple – they need to reach the point of clarity.

Teaching at its very core is about simplifying the complex to make it accessible to the novice – be that an infant learning to read or a trainee teacher learning to teach. That trainee teacher needs to reach clarity.

For this to happen, the professors who teach them also have to reach that point of clarity. While they persist on tying themselves to ideologically driven complex and frequently misguided concepts we have a badly broken link.


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