The Harmony Project podcast series explores the state of education, particularly in light of the coronavirus and home schooling, and where education might go next.
Together with Richard Dunne, Tessa shares some of the benefits of creative learning environments, as well as ways to nurture the individual interests of young people and teachers alike.
To judge children only on the outcome of formal assessments is “deeply flawed”, says Tessa. Instead, ongoing teacher and peer assessment from an early age could increase opportunities for children to flourish. As well as this, Tessa believes that education should allow young people to follow lines of enquiry, work together in groups and learn in new and exciting environments.
“Teaching is the ultimate responsibility we can have as adults, and we must be prepared to give our all to children”, says Tessa.