pedagogy · Philosophy of Education

On experimental cognitive science: dropping discursive bombs on education

I’ve been blogging recently about the discourse generated by cognitive load theory. In this one, I want to discuss research associated with cognitive load theory, which spans the fields of psychology and cognitive science but concerns educational practice. Again, I am going to reference a blog by Greg Ashman, entitled¬†Anarchic minds, and refer to a… Continue reading On experimental cognitive science: dropping discursive bombs on education

Ofsted · pedagogy

On Ofsted and policy: a confusion of knowledge

I previously wrote about a knowledge policy discourse in education dismissing thinking skills. At worst it conflates knowledge with thinking; at best it pays lip service to “thinking skills” and creativity. It is not necessarily surprising, policymakers and their SpAds have to stitch together a coherent policy narrative that makes sense to a wider audience… Continue reading On Ofsted and policy: a confusion of knowledge