How one teacher in England encourages abstract learning

02/18/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Sian Carter, an English lead practitioner at The Mountbatten School in Hampshire, England, uses innovative techniques to prepare her students to perform well on exams. In her classroom, rap music, dance and graffiti are teaching tools. "I hadn't just taught language analysis," she writes. "By making students learn and complete tasks in a totally different, abstract, way students learnt to think in an abstract way."

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