Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen The book “Urban Myths about Learning and Education” by Pedro de Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper Hulshof ends with a section on why myths in education are so pervasive and stubborn. One of the most remarkable examples was drawn from Farhad Manjoo’s book True enough: Learning to live […]
I like the theme here of devaluing all evidence in order to pick/choose the evidence that supports your ideas. It’s absolutely true what we see in the public sphere has been taking place for quite some time in the Academic Sphere (though thankfully not across the board). I read an article about a month ago maybe on this same blog about statistical methods. It all hinged on use of “discipline specific” ways of analyzing data that was for most intents and purposes ALL qualitative. Which begs the question, what effect is being measured?