What’s in a number? In the old days it was all As, Bs, Cs, Ds… Now we have the 1 to 9 but it really doesn’t matter what you call it the idea that an A is an A or a 9 is a 9 is sacrosanct. A** or 9 or turn it up to … More Two is Good, Four is Better: On Inter-Subject Comparability.
Over a hundred years ago, the German poet Heine warned the French not to underestimate the power of ideas: philosophical concepts nurtured in the stillness of a professor’s study could destroy a civilisation. Isaiah Berlin Yesterday I read a post by @teachertoolkit about a measure he employs in his school called ‘book look’. In his … More When Things Go Mad: The Destructive Power of Ideas