The importance of vocabulary: why ‘trivial’ matters

Ellen Irvine | Account Manager Reading, Uncategorized 1 Comment

There was plenty of head-shaking and finger-wagging over the state of our children’s vocabulary after the NCEA Year 13 History exam brouhaha. The students were asked to analyse the extent to which they agreed or disagreed with Julius Caesar’s quote in relation to a historical event: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes.” Problem was, they didn’t know …