Seven Myths about Education

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AuthorDaisy Christodoulou
PublisherThe Curriculum Centre, Routledge
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Seven Myths about Education is a book about education by Daisy Christodoulou. It suggests that declarative knowledge such as facts is being neglected in modern education because of the priority given to procedural knowledge such as skills.[1] It was first published as an e-book by The Curriculum Centre in 2013 and then in hardback and paperback by Routledge in 2014.

The seven myths are:[2][3]

  1. Facts prevent understanding
  2. Teacher-led instruction is passive
  3. The 21st century fundamentally changes everything
  4. You can always just look it up
  5. We should teach transferable skills
  6. Projects and activities are the best way to learn
  7. Teaching knowledge is indoctrination.


  1. ^ Dominic Lawson (16 March 2014), "Seven Myths About Education by Daisy Christodoulou", Sunday Times
  2. ^ Peter Wilby (25 November 2014), "'Britain's brightest student' taking aim at teaching's sacred cows", The Guardian
  3. ^ Sandra Stotsky (2014), "Review of Seven Myths about Education", Journal of School Choice, Vol. 8 (3): 530–532, doi:10.1080/15582159.2014.942186