Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

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-questionaires, 2018 turned out to be not such a great… Read More Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)

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)

“More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!

No, we weren’t done. Four years after our first book Urban Myths About Learning and Education, it’s high time to share all the factchecks that Paul, Casper and myself have been working on. In the book we discuss over 30 new myths, again using the 3 labels ‘complete nonsense’, ‘nuanced’ and ‘we don’t know’, the… Read More “More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!

Great stories can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but also… decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts

Just google storytelling and you’ll find a lot of links stressing the importance of a good story in a presentation. Most TED-talks will have one or two great stories. But what is the effect of those stories on the persuasiveness of facts? A new study shows something very interesting. Oh, I omitted that funny story… Read More Great stories can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but also… decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts