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)
Entrepreneurship is ecological. Outside the direct scope of academic credentialism.
If it was for the academicians to decide entrepreneurial outcomes, they would have done it already with Psychometric MCQ tests. Luckily, that is not the case and will never be the case. But unfortunately there are many enthusiastic chaps.(not meant for Prof Mollick if you ever see this). As I have discussed elsewhere, GRE’isation of … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is ecological. Outside the direct scope of academic credentialism.
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)
Comparing Open book exams And Closed book exams
Since the covid-shock, educational thinkers have been vigorously debating alternative assessment methods to suit the changed conditions. A 2016 systematic review(Medical Ed) comparing Open book exams vs Closed book exams(shared by David Carless) provided some insights about the use of open-book exams as an alternative to regular assessment methods. The review looked at six outcome categories: (1) … Continue reading Comparing Open book exams And Closed book exams
Goodhart’s Law & Metric Fixation
Following are 2 similar concepts which maybe useful for understanding rigid nature of measurement and evaluative cultures in organizations. Goodhart's Law suggest that, when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” I.e., when we set one specific goal, people will tend to optimize for that objective regardless of the consequences. … Continue reading Goodhart’s Law & Metric Fixation
Tweet: Feedback turned in to labeling and self-fulfilling-prophesy
This thought needs attention. Feedback is important but when feedback becomes labels its destructive. Students should not carry the burden of systemic labeling and the resultant self fulfilling prophecies which haunts them through out their life.#learning #education https://t.co/s6YStvB5B0— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 28, 2018@mbonardellihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F56hTKUk8j4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2SkbLPqgMM
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
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