This week Pete (@mr_van_w) hate-reads a blog post in which traditionalist takes psychological research out of context to prove a point and uses metaphors that don’t make any sense. John (@jfcatto) shares a fantastic resource from the NSW Department of Education (DEC) and Evidence for Learning. After questioning what the C in DEC might stand for goes through one of their research summaries on Mastery Learning, which may make the “slight” improvement of 150% teaching efficiency.
Pete: Novices use thinking skills. Experts use knowledge. – Adrian Cotterell http://adriancotterell.com/index.php/2017/10/09/novices-use-thinking-skills-experts-use-knowledge/
John: Mastery Learning – Evidence for Learning http://www.evidenceforlearning.org.au/toolkit/mastery-learning/