Blog Topics galore!!!!
*Today we tapped into Dickens’ challenge to the educational systems of his day.
*How effective do you think he was in pointing to the heart of the problem with contemporary education?
*Have we learned anything since his day?
*Write a short piece that expresses your sense of the value of Dickens’ educational views for our own times.
*Write a short poem by a child who might have been brought up in an educational system like the one described by Dickens.
*Write a letter to Louisa Gradgrind commiserating with her, but giving her hope for the future.
*Write a letter to Mr Gradgrind himself telling him what you think of his attitude to teaching and learning. Try and make an impression on him.
*Write a short piece explaining how you think Dickens’ irony works