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Education Bookcast

Jan 1, 2023

Education Bookcast released its first episode on the 1st of January 2016. I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about some of the big things that I think I've learned in that time. I speak about:

  • Psychology is overrated - the replication crisis and the bias in cultural sampling, and therefore the importance of anthropological evidence;
  • Psychology is underrated - how amazing the field of cognitive architecture is, and how little known it appears to be as a field;
  • apparent resistance to scientific findings from some people in the field of education;
  • understanding expertise as a key to knowing how to improve education;
  • the power of economic thinking in understanding motivation and behaviour;
  • the failure of behaviourism, and the incorrect conclusions some people have drawn from it; and
  • how school seems to be good for society, but the mechanisms of how this happens aren't completely clear, and I remain neutral on this point as I gather further evidence.

Enjoy the episode.



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