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chalkface

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

In the education sense, it is a metaphor for coalface, after the chalk used on school blackboards, and is believed to have been coined by Ted Wragg for his Times Educational Supplement column.

NounEdit

chalkface (plural chalkfaces)

  1. (geology) A cliff or quarry exposing chalk, e.g. the White Cliffs of Dover
  2. (education) The environment where teaching is carried out, specifically a school.