LOOK OUT FOR LEARNING

This is a re-blog post originally posted by Ruth Powley and published with kind permission. The original post can be found here

The statistics make sobering reading.  Research reported here found that, “on average, teachers believed 49% of… neuromyths, particularly myths related to commercialized educational programs.”  A recent survey reported here found that 90% of teachers in several countries agreed that individuals learn better in their preferred learning style despite there being “no convincing evidence.” (Read an excellent article by Daniel Willingham and Tom Bennett in the TES here on learning styles and other myths in education.) Conversely Dunlosky points out here that “some effective techniques are underutilized – many teachers do not learn about them.”

I was one of the 90% until reading this blog from @headguruteacher – a revivifying pedagogical update.  Why?  Lack of time and information.

Here are 8 catch-up pedagogies every…

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