Thankfully, there’s good research out there on what homework can do, and how to use it effectively. CLICK
A good long read on the declining role of journalism as a reliable source, and its implications for epistemic cognition (although they don’t call it that!). CLICK
The science will decide upon the utility of grit, but that science has to be done well and openly. CLICK
There are many legs to the stool of scientific inference. P-values are but one. CLICK
Science progresses slowly, with bumps and bruises, through the work of many people, many studies, and many many years. One particular finding, in favor or against others, is not sufficient to draw any conclusions. It takes time. CLICK
My very very thoughtful students threw me a surprise party for the publication of the Handbook of Epistemic Cognition. Reminded me yet again of how lucky I am to work with such wonderful people!
Nice post on sham brain games (e.g., “Play these games and your working memory will get larger!!!”) and how the science of learning should be used to inform educator professional development. It highlights the need for effective epistemic cognition when evaluating such claims. CLICK
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I’m thrilled to report that the Handbook of Epistemic Cognition (CLICK), edited by Jeff Greene, Bill Sandoval, and Ivar Braten, is available for order! This was a joy to bring together, and I’m really pleased with the result. Check out the link for a sample chapter!