Friday, 16 April 2010

It’s pedagogy, Jim, but not as we know it

To boldly go...

This is not the first time that I have used this 'pedagogy, Jim' headline! I used it eleven years ago, trying to explain Conductive Education to an audience of headteachers in terms that they might understand – to no apparent effect!.

Now Captain James T. Kirk himself steps forward to speak up for Conductive Education (well, a mature William Shatner does), in an online video appeal for funds towards the Conductive Education programs run by March of Dimes (Canada):

Canadian actor William Shatner has acted as spokesperson for March of Dimes for three years now.

Also on line from March of Dimes is a TV report by with Susan Hay from Global TV, from 29 March 2010:

Conductor Mhairi (Vari) Watson does the honours.

Shame about the infinitive...

Putting aside that famous, jarring split infinitive, the opening words of every episode of Star Trek would make quite a nice motto for Conductive Education!


Sutton, A. (1999). It’s pedagogy, Jim, but not as we know it. Managing Schools Today, October, pp. 14–15.

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