Jared Cooney Horvath

The top 3 education myths – busted

Do you believe growth mindset improves pupils’ learning? Or that class size doesn’t have an impact on attainment? Then think again, says Jared Cooney Horvath

Education myths – busted

Digital natives do not exist. The concept of an entire generation of children developing a specific skill set owing to computer use is nowhere supported in the literature.

And yet so many of us believe that digital natives are real.

This got me thinking: what are a few more common myths surrounding students and their learning?

Myth 1: Fun equals learning

Although there is a wealth of research demonstrating that displeasure can greatly impair learning, there appears to be only a very weak correlation between enjoyment and learning. Put simply, when it comes to enjoyment, it appears ...

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