Monthly Archives: August 2014

The coding fad: Do you count on “transfer”?

Larry Cuban’s blog recently takes up what he calls a “tissue paper” reform — teaching coding in kindergarten. There are a lot of reasons that people give for students to learn to program; most often the skills are advocated because of some … Continue reading

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Questioning assumptions #1: age-grading

A certain discouragement sets in after a few hours’ reading of educational history. There are so many recurrent themes, and so little learning from past experiments! Some acute scholars, not yet too jaded to seek for understanding, remind us that … Continue reading

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Practice and grit are not enough

Another week’s blog-haunting has turned up research on a different aspect of learning, a different angle on motivation.  “Grit” and “practice” have been surfacing a lot in recent times as the “keys to success” in education, as opposed to innate … Continue reading

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