The original meaning of the three Rs

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2016

We all know what the three Rs stand for, don’t we? More accurately, we know what they stand for now. ‘Twas not ever thus…


So if, like me, you end up desperately searching for YouTube videos to show you how to do even the most basic things, like drill a hole or bleed a radiator, you know what to blame: the Great Exhibition.


From: ‘Is vocational education for the less able?’ by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas in Bad Education: Debunking Myths in Education, Philip Adey and Justin Dillon (eds) (2012, McGraw Hill)

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