Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

What is in your professional toolbox?

April 17, 2011

Early education research tried to be like a science – it tried to use controls in its design methodology and tried to find quantifiable laws for us to work by. The early critics of this approach suggested that this was not addressing the individuality of the learner and the laws probably could not apply to all people.

Of course, those of us in education know that learning can be complicated. That is why most teacher training courses include multiple techniques and (more…)

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Education – is it mature enough?

November 10, 2010

When it comes to some topics such as climate change, health and education, the layman is often left to consider if the experts agree on anything. Of course they do, but some areas of knowledge are not exact sciences, and will continue to attract controversy.

The physical sciences of physics, chemistry and engineering all are based on reproducible evidence which creates an element of trustworthiness. The evidence has to be convincing. Some evidence is so convincing science refers to the equations that represent them as laws. It is (more…)