The problem with problems that are easy

“If you are always fed a diet of problems that have been neatened up and graded, you are deprived of the opportunity to develop those slow, intuitive ways of knowing that are designed precisely to work best in situations that are untidy, foggy, ill conceived.” (222)

Ref: Guy Claxton (1998) Hare Brain Tortoise mind: why intelligence increases when you think less. Fourth Estate:London

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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