Evolution + Education
ourtimeorg:

Looking forward to this day

ourtimeorg:

Looking forward to this day

walkingthenarrowway:

mushington:

Next time a white person accuses you of , ask them if they have two and a half minutes to watch this

ohhhhh my goodnesss, lololololololol too funny

deconversionmovement:

The congruence bias is why we all jump to conclusions and stay there
We like to think of ourselves as open-minded, but we’re not. The problem is not that, once we’ve found a solution to a problem, we refuse to think of alternatives. It’s that we don’t even realize that there are alternatives to consider.
If you remember someone having a name “like Megan,” it’s going to be hard to shake the actual name out of your head. If you think that the diabolical Count is the murderer in an Agatha Christie mystery, it’s going to be hard to think of anyone else committing the crime even if he’s shown to be innocent. If you’re pretty sure you left your keys in that one old jacket you have, you’re going to keep circling back to it because it’s hard to think of other places your keys might be.
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congruence bias is why we all jump to conclusions and stay there

deconversionmovement:

The congruence bias is why we all jump to conclusions and stay there

We like to think of ourselves as open-minded, but we’re not. The problem is not that, once we’ve found a solution to a problem, we refuse to think of alternatives. It’s that we don’t even realize that there are alternatives to consider.

If you remember someone having a name “like Megan,” it’s going to be hard to shake the actual name out of your head. If you think that the diabolical Count is the murderer in an Agatha Christie mystery, it’s going to be hard to think of anyone else committing the crime even if he’s shown to be innocent. If you’re pretty sure you left your keys in that one old jacket you have, you’re going to keep circling back to it because it’s hard to think of other places your keys might be.

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congruence bias is why we all jump to conclusions and stay there

The iPad is among the recent panaceas being peddled to schools, but like those that came before, its ostensibly subversive shell houses a fairly conventional approach to learning. Where Texas Instruments graphing calculators include a programming framework accessible even to amateurs, writing code for an iPad is restricted to those who purchase an Apple developer account, create programs that align with Apple standards, and submit their finished products for Apple’s approval prior to distribution. As such, for the average student, imaginative activities on an iPad are always mediated by pre-existing apps and therefore, are limited to virtual worlds created by others, not by students themselves.
utnereader:

Utne Reader interviews Miles Olson, author of Unlearn, Rewild.