The first education law passed in America was the Old Deluder Satan Act of 1647. It stated that one of the chief projects of that old deluder, 'Satan,' is to keep people ignorant of the knowledge of the Scriptures. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1636039887064383488?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX6QAQbGtM4&ab_channel=TheProvidenceForum
Category: Education Policy
World-Centered Education with Gert Biesta: Video playlist
1) A World Centered Education: A View for the Present' by Professor Gert Biesta(University of South Australia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n02xPFIiEY&ab_channel=UniversityofSouthAustralia 2) World-Centered Education with Gert Biesta(Podcast: Life From Plato's Cave) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvGsOG2lb4M&ab_channel=LifeFromPlato%27sCave https://twitter.com/mlackeus/status/1612295802247856129?s=20
Schools are not labs: Questioning the blind use of Evidence based approach in Education(Video)
In recent years, there has been a growing call to educators to embrace an "evidence-based" approach, branding it as the science of learning. Teachers have been under significant pressure to incorporate ideas generated from experimental methodologies and randomized control trials from the laboratory settings to determine the effectiveness of educational practices. However, it is important … Continue reading Schools are not labs: Questioning the blind use of Evidence based approach in Education(Video)
Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister
Professor Michael Young's work has been widely cited as a key reference for Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Memory brigade. He is not happy about it according to a new TES article(link). Interestingly, his "powerful knowledge" perspective was emerged from his South African experience. In this article he shares his experience which might be interesting as … Continue reading Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister
Evidence-informed Vs Evidence of what(Biesta)
Recently I have got the opportunity to watch an interview of Guy Claxton in which he was asserting the need to ask deep questions about evidence. The first question according to him should be "evidence of what?". This made me curious to read an article that I have scanned through few years ago by Gert … Continue reading Evidence-informed Vs Evidence of what(Biesta)
Professor Yong Zhao: Comparing the US and Chinese education system(video playlist)
Professor Yong Zhao who authored the book "What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education", makes compelling arguments against comparing the US and Chinese education. He suggests that, while the Chinese system stressed more on homogeneity and standardization, the US system was always providing heterogeneous outcomes, which is really an asset. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1447842870233157632?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvqCfgHVLGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYCvCXw2ms
Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works
Julie's work explores how Graduate Admissions really works in the United States I have been following Julie Posselt for some time, particularly because of her observational studies and insights into US higher education. Along with recent books like "The Tyranny of Merit" by Michael Sandel and "The Meritocracy Trap" by Daniel Markovits, her book "Inside … Continue reading Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works
Questioning the Un-questionable: “Evidence-Based”
The arguments followed by "evidence-based" + x, y, z, learning, education, policy, etc. carries a lot of credibility and authority. Ideas promoted using "evidence" tag often evades scrutiny and criticism. After I got exposed to ideas like Goodhart's law, Campbell's law, Metric fixation, e.g. I started to see the irony of "evidence based arguments". This … Continue reading Questioning the Un-questionable: “Evidence-Based”
Finland education: Localism at best
In Finland national agencies act as Learning Partners to local systems, enabling local actors to find their own answers. The gov strategy is thus to promote and enable local learning. In my opinion Localism and designing for local emergence is a very powerful way to fight what Charlie Munger calls "Man with hammer syndrome(he sees … Continue reading Finland education: Localism at best
Tweet: Education as Signaling or Skill Building?
Econ Duel: Is Education Signaling or Skill Building? https://t.co/gqCNdsEpWU— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) September 6, 2019https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This is a very interesting discussion on education and its fundamental purpose. It is focusing on two important paradigms of education; The Human Capital Theory and The Signaling Theory. Human capital theory claims that education will stimulate social mobility and … Continue reading Tweet: Education as Signaling or Skill Building?
Tweet: Cut syllabus and focus on mastery of fundamentals
NCERT cuts carbs(15 % syllabus) Listen to a video in which Standford professor Linda Hammond @LDH_ed explains why it's a good thing to cut syllabus load.https://t.co/rpgb9C6lJihttps://t.co/KotqDDGQQc— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) January 7, 2019India decided to rationalize the school curriculum by reducing it by 10 to 15 percent this year to meet the target of 50 percent … Continue reading Tweet: Cut syllabus and focus on mastery of fundamentals
Tweet: Big Fish Little Pond Effect
Big Fish Little Pond Effect: Students in higher-achieving schools will compare themselves with peers and consider themselves less capable, while equally performing students in lower-achieving settings have more confidence.#Education #learning https://t.co/nChvvJDIso— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) December 3, 2018“Big-fish-little-pond” is a concept in which students in higher-achieving schools will compare themselves with their peers and consider themselves … Continue reading Tweet: Big Fish Little Pond Effect
Tweet: Singapore children will no longer be ranked by exam results.
Children in Singapore will no longer be ranked by exam results.Learning is not a competition,” states Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Education Ministerhttps://t.co/YqlLuJTDt0— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 5, 2018Singapore has long been an educational high-achiever, Scoring high on PISA scores, promoting rote learning and long study hours to propel school children toward exam success.However, in a … Continue reading Tweet: Singapore children will no longer be ranked by exam results.
Tweet: Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success by @AliceSNKim
Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success; Driven from the conclusion that the grades students receive early in a course can be used to predict how they will score on a cumulative final exam. https://t.co/f4yUmzSSHr— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 4, 2018In the paper"Early, But Not Intermediate, Evaluative Feedback Predicts Cumulative Exam Scores in … Continue reading Tweet: Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success by @AliceSNKim
Tweet: The issue with student-led instruction/practice
Similar but twisted analogy here in entrepreneurial #learning , Just asking the customer what they think may not contribute to real intelligence if the product is new and innovative. To Quote Henry FordIf I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. https://t.co/RpHlqmoR9W— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) October 6, 2018https://twitter.com/effortfuleduktr/status/1048578866846085121I think this … Continue reading Tweet: The issue with student-led instruction/practice
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