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