According to this post by Tom Bennett (author of Teacher Proof and director of ResearchED) we may view evidence-based education as just another edu-myth, along with learning styles, myths about group learning and class size etc.
Dylan Wiliam, high priest of black boxes, says in this week’s TES that teaching cannot, will never be a research-based, or research-led profession. And he’s absolutely right.
Given that he’s the one of the handful of educational researchers that many teachers could name, and I happen to run researchED, education’s grooviest new hipster/ nerd movement, this may appear to be the greatest act of turkeys voting for Christmas imaginable. Let me scrape the cranberry off my wings and I’ll describe why Wiliam is spot on, in a way that needs to be repeated often and loudly.
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