'Therapy culture' impacts learning

Friday, 13 June 2008

Two Oxford Brookes academics argue a 'therapy culture' is impacting education.

A 'therapy culture' is undermining learning according to Oxford Brookes academics, Professor Kathryn Ecclestone and Professor Dennis Hayes (pictured) from The Westminster Institute of Education.

In a new book jointly written, The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education, they argue that too much focus on the emotional aspects of teaching can be detrimental to learning itself.

Read the full article in Times Higher Education and on the BBC website.