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