1st Edition

More Urban Myths About Learning and Education
Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts

ISBN 9780815354581
Published October 11, 2019 by Routledge
208 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts examines common beliefs about education and learning that are not supported by scientific evidence before using research to reveal the truth about each topic. The book comprises sections on educational approaches, curriculum, educational psychology, and educational policy, concluding with a critical look at evidence-based education itself. Does playing chess improve intelligence? Should tablets and keyboards replace handwriting? Is there any truth to the 10,000-hour rule for expertise? In an engaging, conversational style, authors Pedro De Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper Hulshof tackle a set of pervasive myths, effectively separating fact from fiction in learning and education.

Table of Contents

1. Myths about the 'what' 2. Myths about the how 3. Myths about (educational) psychology 4. Myths about educational policy 5. Evidence-based education as an educational myth

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Pedro De Bruyckere is an education scientist at Artevelde University College Ghent, Belgium, and Postdoctoral Researcher at Leiden University College Leiden, the Netherlands.

Paul A. Kirschner is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Educational Psychology at the Open University of the Netherlands, as well as Visiting Professor of Education with a special emphasis on Learning and Interaction in Teacher Education at the University of Oulu, Finland.

Casper Hulshof teaches in the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.