Problems with Research and Why Outstanding lessons are Elusive | neilatkin63

Research in education is a wonderful and valuable thing. Events like ResearchEd and mediums such as twitter have brought huge amounts of useful research information to teachers. A healthy skepticism has emerged.  The days where programs such as Brain Gym which were enthusiastically embraced without clear evidence have gone.

I feel, however,  there is a fundamental problem with reading too much into educational research. It can often  lead to simplistic analysis and just a confirmation of bias.  Education is not simple, nor is it complicated, it is complex.

The work of Barbara Zimmerman on…

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