Teaching students Skills is possible and necessary | gpettyedit

Teaching students Skills is possible and necessary

I read on blogs and on twitter, that teachers should only teach knowledge and should not teach skills. I believe this is wrong and dangerous.  This blog looks at how to teach skills, and examines the arguments for and against skills teaching.
Procedural knowledge and declarative knowledge.

It is well established that long term memory is divided into two parts:
Declarative memory: ‘knowing what’  For example

the battle of Hastings was in 1066.

The square of 5 is 25.
Procedural memory “knowing how”. How to ride a bike, play the…

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