Continuing profession boredom

30th January 2009 at 00:00

I share Fran Hill's sentiments about the ropey nature of most in-service training ("Ropey in-service training", The TES, January 23).

Virtually every continuing professional development session slavishly submits to the near sacred texts of BS Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (intellectual taxidermy) and Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats.

After the obligatory death by PowerPoint, the session usually ends with the ritual chanting of the mantra: "Knowledge bad, learning-to-learn good."

Stan Labovitch, Secondary teacher, Windsor, Berkshire.

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