Eliminating Copying in Language Teaching – it works! Letter from a teacher. | John Bald

Since 1980, I’ve been campaigning against the practice of copying in schools. Switching the eyes back and forth between the original and the child’s copy interferes with the development of understanding, and is anti-educational. I’ve just had this from a teacher who tried it.

Dear John

 

Some time ago I was in contact with you regarding the possibility of carrying out some research.  The sticking point as I remember for me was your insistence that children should not be copying off the board.  Again if memory serves me well I did not at the time understand how, from a practical point of…

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