In my view, this little known media scholar is one of the most important figures in the history of education in England, and actually in Europe. To find out why, read my tribute in Teach Secondary magazine.
If that piques your curiosity, you can find out more in an edition of Radio 4’s In Our Time dedicated to the man. Presenter Melvyn Bragg is joined by Alcuin experts Joanna Story, Andy Orchard and Mary Garrison.
How we learned to teach ‘small children’ – Learning through the ages
[…] thought processes and curiosity. (This was not a novel concept – the 8th Century educator Alcuin of York had set his students mathematical puzzles with the same aim in mind – but in the era we are […]