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Tag Archives: Geary
The ‘artificiality’ of teaching
In my last post, I argued that the universality and the spontaneous development of teaching leads to the conclusion that teaching is a natural ability. The post generated some really interesting responses, but one from @informed_edu made a direct attempt … Continue reading
Posted in Education policy Tagged Assessment, Behaviour for learning, Coaching, Curriculum, Differentiation, Geary, Planning, Psychology, researchED, Simon, Teaching strategies 6 Comments
Knowledge vs Understanding
Subject knowledge has enjoyed a recent rehabilitation within education. Whilst there are groups ideologically opposed to teaching content (either on the grounds that it ‘stifles creativity’ or amounts to ‘indoctrination’), the simple fact that children and schools are typically assessed … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of education Tagged Geary, Kirschner, Misconceptions, Science, Willingham 6 Comments
Beyond ideology: Can education move beyond the traditionalist vs progressive ‘debate’?
Education is now in crisis (and in one sense that’s a good thing) Thomas Kuhn proposed that science periodically evolved through dramatic paradigm shifts. All scientific theories are open to refinement / revolution but the process isn’t continuous. When anomalies … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of education Tagged Geary, Ideas, Psychology 3 Comments