One year today: More Urban Myths about Learning and Education announced

Paul Kirschner just reminded me that a year ago we were able to announce our second book about Urban Myths about Learning and Education. Over 4000 copies have been sold already worldwide and counting! Check your local book store or buy the book online! If you want to read a free chapter, check this article… Read More One year today: More Urban Myths about Learning and Education announced

A bit of a depressing study: “Pre-service teacher education may perpetuate myths about teaching and learning”

True, the sample is rather small, non-longitudinal and the researchers, Rogers and Cheung, call it rightfully preliminary findings, but still: the results are very depressing: This study examined the beliefs of pre-service teachers with regard to the myths of learning styles and multiple intelligences. Survey data indicated that that the student teachers generally endorsed these… Read More A bit of a depressing study: “Pre-service teacher education may perpetuate myths about teaching and learning”

A new article in American Educator by Paul, Casper & yours truly: If You Learn A, Will You Be Better Able to Learn B?

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?

Another study, another blow to mind-set theory?

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?

Ashley Frawley describes how fads in education remain popular after being debunked

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

Some personal notes about ‘ageism’ in scientific citing

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