Podcast 177 — Evidence-informed learning design
In this episode you'll find out about:
- The problems with research into learning
- The mis-use of terms like ‘neuroscience’ to justify beliefs
- The difference between corporate learning and academia
The blog Mirjam referenced, by Robert Slavin, was ‘Why Can’t Education Progress Like Medicine Does?’, available online at: https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/09/why-cant-education-progress-like-medicine-does/
The Willingham (2012) book Mirjam referenced was When Can You Trust the Experts?, available from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Can-You-Trust-Experts/dp/1118130278) but summarised here: https://3starlearningexperiences.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/working-in-an-evidence-informed-way/
The summary of the ‘growth mindset’ debate, referenced by Owen, is online here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/debate-arises-over-teaching-growth-mindsets-to-motivate-students/
Ross’ recommendations were:
- 11.22.63 (novel), by Stephen King
- Little Women (film), directed by Greta Gerwig
- and Dolly Parton’s America (podcast), available on all your usual podcast feeds.
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