Jean Piaget, an influential developmental psychologist, argued that every time children learn something before they have the chance to discover it by themselves, they lose the opportunity to make sense of it on their own, and subsequently fully understand it. Studying without a teacher gives …

On July 12th, 2016, England’s Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced that the so-called Shanghai Maths approach to teaching math will be adopted across England’s primary schools. It’s not surprising that the UK looks to China for inspiration; Shanghai has been topping the OECD’s …