When I was studying for my first degree at university, the hardest essay I was ever set in the whole three years was “Explain the competing theories about capital in no more than 500 words.” To give you an idea of what that means, 500 words is approximately a handwritten side of A4 or two typewritten pages of A4 – not exactly loads of space to summarise what has taken scores of economists and thousands of trees. In this article, I explore how you might use this “less is more” approach in school.
cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org
Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."