"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Mismatch Between What Science Knows and What Business Does

With the art and science of pedagogy hijacked by the bean counters from business and management, we are guaranteed that children will become dumber until these interlopers are sent packing back to where their expertise can shine, like in running our economy, right??

Have a look at this TED lecture on motivation by Dan Pink, who never mentions, by the way, teacher performance pay or paying students for test scores. HT to DC:

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