Monday, June 6 2016 at 7:30PM
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The Monarch Bar
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8BG
What's the talk about?
How do we best teach children to be sceptical and questioning? Can they learn everything they need to know from first principles? Are there some things they just need to take on trust? If pupils do need to depend on authority, how can we also teach them to be sceptical of it?
And what does scientific evidence have to tell us – how do we think and learn, and is it even possible to teach critical thinking and scepticism?
Daisy Christodoulou is the head of education research at the charity Ark. She first became known for her outstanding performance on University Challenge as captain of the Warwick University team in 2006-7. She is now known for her book Seven Myths about Education and presented a Radio 4 programme on the subject.
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