Sunday, 10 June 2012

Memorising poetry

Memorising poetry is Michael Gove's latest dictat.

I haven't heard him saying why.

I wonder if it's because he knows of research which indicates that committing material to the memory, in some moderation, is good for cognitive development.

If it is, I wonder why he doesn't pay more attention to educational research.

And I wonder how the poems to be selected will be chosen.

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