chapter  4
Knowledge and the curriculum
‘The notion of writing prize-winning essays on tropical rainforests without taking some action would be seen as strange’
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In 1967, young people questioned the subdivision of knowledge in the curriculum of schools where ‘everything learnt is second hand’. As Blishen noted:

they want excitement; they want a form of learning for which the word, for so many of them, is ‘research’; they want to discover how to be responsible for themselves and their own ideas. They want simply to discover.