The new Spring edition of American Educator was published today, with a new article taken from our most recent book More Urban Myths about Learning and Education. You can read the article here for free and this is what it all is about: Transfer of learning is seen as the use of knowledge, skills, and/or… Read More A new article in American Educator by Paul, Casper & yours truly: If You Learn A, Will You Be Better Able to Learn B?
Yesterday I read this complaint by Howard Gardner in the Washington Post: More than 35 years ago, I introduced the theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion of a single intelligence adequately probed by a single short answer test. In its place, I proposed that human beings have a number of relatively independent… Read More Are multiple intelligences a neuromyth?
Brooke Macnamara just shared a new paper he published together with Burgoyne and Hambrick in which they checked 6 claims about the (growth) mind-set theory. Handy for me, his tweets are a perfect summary: We examined 6 key claims of mindset theory. The strongest association (r=−.12) was in the opposite direction from the theory's claim.… Read More Another study, another blow to mind-set theory?
Nice fragment worth sharing. Another reason why myths keep popping up btw is repetition. It seems to me there is a neuromyth being perpetuated in the background… One of the more disturbing things about fads is how some of their absurdities stick around in the public consciousness, long after they've been debunked. pic.twitter.com/tWEzEcAm0S — Ashley… Read More Ashley Frawley describes how fads in education remain popular after being debunked
Imagine that someone stated that you shouldn’t look at paintings that were painted before 2000 or that you shouldn’t listen to anything recorded in the previous millennium? You would probably smile and wouldn’t see the point. Still, it’s something I’ve heard several times when it comes to references in scientific papers. My personal experiences while… Read More Some personal notes about ‘ageism’ in scientific citing
While the main focus of the media coverage on PISA 2018 will be on the rankings, two other volumes are also released today with a special spotlight on… the growth mindset by Carol Dweck. But while 15-year olds around the globe were filling in the OECD-questionnaires, 2018 turned out to be not such a great… Read More Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)
The past week my wife and I watched both The Inventor and the Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival. This was both a great idea and a bad one. First the trailers, so you know what I’m talking about. The Inventor tells the true story behind the ‘Edison’, Theranos the company who made this machine… Read More Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)