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”

Education: Skill VS Signal Or Access to Institutions

"Education as Skill " VS "Education as Signaling" perspective dominate some part of the debate about education and its fundamental purpose. I think there could be be a third way, which is "Education as a key Card" which provides access to institutions, These institutions in-turn provides embedded skill development infrastructure viz contextual tools, practice opportunities, … Continue reading Education: Skill VS Signal Or Access to Institutions

More bad news for growth mindset

I like the idea of Growth Mindset and I know intuitively that, some version of it work perfectly( at-least sometimes) in my life( anecdotally). Another interesting thing about GM is its freshness of positivity which goes directly against Cultural and Genetic determinism. Unfortunately two near-replication studies find zero or small negative influence of growth mindset … Continue reading More bad news for growth mindset