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PODCAST: #RunYourLife

13495163_10157116396435445_2761635682743991100_nThis is my first-ever Podcast experience. Andy Vasily, an educational consultant, co-author with me, former colleague, and friend of mine involved me in this. At first, I was leery, nervous even, but Andy made me feel at ease with his questioning and banter.

The range of conversation covers ideas about: perspective and cognitive dissonance; rethinking SAMR; differentiation and personalisation; reframing educational experiences; blended learning; findings from John Hattie, Richard E. Clark, Seth Godin, and others; and even God.

Find out for yourself why I might even Podcast again, if asked in the far-off future:
http://21clradio.com/?powerpress_embed=2629-podcast&powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio

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John Hattie’s apples and oranges

First, I love stats and especially ones that can shape my theory to guide my practice.  Hattie, some could argue is one of the gurus of educational stats because he has been looking at such vast amounts of data through his meta-analysis.  The article I cited at the bottom explained a main argument against Hattie’s grouping and rankings, which can be found here: http://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/

It would be interesting for a researcher to delineate these two types of studies that could be derived from Hattie’s findings:

APPLES: “The truth is that Hattie sometimes uses ‘effect size’ to mean ‘as compared to a control group’” (EC, 2012)
One group is a control – the other is the treatment

ORANGES: “and other times uses it to mean ‘as compared to the same students before the study started.'” (EC, 2012)
There is no control, but an effect size can still be determined.

It would be further applicable if the studies were broken down by age, skill level, or grouping.
For example, primary school children, middle school, and high school.

Reference:
EC, 2012 – http://literacyinleafstrewn.blogspot.ca/2012/12/can-we-trust-educational-research_20.html

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Technology

 

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Learn more about these people

More recently I have been told to either investigate, read about, or read books or articles from the following people:

  • John Hattie – Professor John Allan Clinton Hattie, ONZM has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011.
  • Carol S. Dweck – is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1972.
  • Guy Claxton – has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CrL), and Professor of the Learning Sciences, at the University of Winchester. He previously held the same title at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education. He has a ‘double first’ from Cambridge and a DPhil from Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Arts, and an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences. His books have been translated into many languages including Japanese, Greek, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Education

 

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