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Praising bad work 'inhibits children's learning'

Seven popular teaching practices are actually harmful to school students' learning, according to a report from the Sutton Trust. Researchers say that techniques such as heaping lavish praise on students have no evidence for their use and actively harm the learning process.

Today presenter John Humphrys spoke to Professor Rob Coe, director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University and author of the Sutton Trust report, along with Professor Sonia Blandford, chief executive of Achievement for All, an education charity.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 31 October.

  • 31 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK