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Should we uphold the Ten Commandments of ‘pedagogy’?

7:00pm, Monday 19 May 2008, Contact education@instituteofideas.com for more information.

The original Ten Commandments were not evidence-based, whereas, these commandments (the ten principles of pedagogy) publicised by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) are ‘evidence-informed principles’ which are ‘the product of an iterative process of consultation and debate between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and the TLRP Directors’ Team’. Does the clamour for an ‘evidence-base’ and these complex ‘iterative’ processes offer any real support to any of the principles?

A discussion introduced by Kathryn Ecclestone – who worked on the TRLP programme - with a response by Toby Marshall.

The TLRP ten principles can be accessed here:
http://www.tlrp.org/themes/themes/tenprinciples.html

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which funds the TLRP, is a headline sponsor of The Battle of Ideas 2008.