13 novembre 2019

Don’t Pee on My Leg and Call it Science!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Don’t Pee on My Leg and Call it Science!
Gary Stager, Stager-to-Go, 2019/03/25
I have to say, Gary Stager is not wrong here: " Social media and the nonsense masquerading as education journalism have become inundated with a flaming brown paper bag full of articles out to prove that phonics and penmanship instruction are crucial 21stCentury skills, class size does not matter, constructivism is a failed pedagogical strategy, there are no learning styles, not everyone “needs to code,” all kids need to be above the norm, and that standardized testing is objective, reliable, and valid... Free advice: Forbes, the McKinsey Group, anyone associated with Clayton Christensen, TED Talks and EdSurge are not credible sources on education reform, pedagogy, or learning theory even if they accidentally confirm our own biases once in a while. More...

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