May 31, 2021
So far, one of my most downloaded episodes has been number 42, on Sir Ken Robinson's talk Do Schools Kill Creativity? Numerous members of the audience have told me that they appreciated my critical eye on the matter. But at that time I had not read any of Ken Robinson's several bestsellers. "Don't you think you...
May 17, 2021
Let's set things straight - intelligence isn't really *all* that matters. The editor seems to have forced a provocative title that even the author doesn't agree with. But intelligence does really matter, and the evidence on this point is overwhelming.
Early on in my study of education, I was enamoured with Carol Dweck's...
May 4, 2021
This is the second part of the episode about Robert Haskell's book Transfer of Learning.
In this part, we go in detail into the importance of rich declarative knowledge for transfer. Topics include:
May 3, 2021
One central question which I find very difficult to answer is "What is education for?". There seem to be many parallel purposes, most of which are subjective, ill-defined, and hard to measure. It is difficult to navigate between the Scylla of unrealistic expectations far from the core activities of school...