Slow Education is an evidence-based initiative to make time in the classroom for creative teaching and learning. Like the Slow Food movement, Slow Education is about process: we believe how children learn is as important as targets and tests. By providing a range of rich and creative experiences, we can provide a healthier educational diet, where learning is deep and purposeful.
We believe the desire to deliver results has superseded the broader, more humanist traditions of education. We accept the need for exams and qualifications, but it’s a question of degree. British children are now among the most heavily tested in the world: yet the results are unreliable, it distorts teaching, and undermines the capacity of students to think independently and deal with the challenges of life today.