pedagogy

On the clever but troublesome discourse of Cognitive Load Theory

I’ve previously written about clever discourse. It is a type of discourse that generates plausible ideas purportedly rooted in evidence. Such ideas seem unassailable,  common-sense facts from reputable sources; however, further scrutiny suggests otherwise. A classic example of clever discourse is the current government’s claim to have increased the number of children in good and… Continue reading On the clever but troublesome discourse of Cognitive Load Theory

pedagogy · Policy

On Dom Cummings and the truth about direct instruction

I should not find Dom Cummings interesting, but I do. He has interesting things to say about programming, analytics and the research that integrates human thought and action with new technologies. He is also a straight talker and tells the truth. You get the feeling he would tell you he is going to lie before… Continue reading On Dom Cummings and the truth about direct instruction