In Praise of Wasting Time in Education: some lessons from the Romantics

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 50 Number 3 (2008)

In Praise of Wasting Time in Education: some lessons from the Romantics
DAVID HALPIN, pages 377-382
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.377

Abstract

Far too much curriculum time in primary schools is overly regulated and assessment driven, with the result that many children attending them are either bored or made to feel anxious. The antidote to this tendency is for teachers to rediscover the value of deregulated ('wasted') curriculum time via a renewed commitment to the value of play, fostered by an initial acquaintance with Romantic conceptions of childhood.

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DAVID HALPIN (2008) In Praise of Wasting Time in Education: some lessons from the Romantics, FORUM, 50(3), 377-382. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.377

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