Teachers should be more critical of research

“If we want to improve educational outcomes we need to have a much more systematic and evidence-based approach.” So says Andreas Schleicher, OECD director of education and skills.

Tom Bennett want teachers to be a lot more sceptical of what they read. He points out that the evidence is far less conclusive than people would like to have you believe.

“Really good science tells you when you’re wrong. I’m not saying that people don’t have learning styles, because there is no evidence that we don’t. But as Richard Dawkins highlighted, ‘you can’t prove a negative’”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/11400312/Tom-Bennett-its-time-to-tackle-the-myths-in-education.html

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