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Culture

What's Changing? - Education

Education

 

Please see recent education-related change below.

 

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June 2018

  • Quartz noted that research has shown that students with highly effective teachers (those in the 90th percentile) learn 1.5 years’ worth of material in a year, while students with teachers in the 10th percentile learn just half a year’s worth of material in the same period. “No other attribute of schools comes close to having this much influence on student achievement,” an economist at Stanford University, told the Economist.

Identifying the risks of "neuromania"

Philosopher Raymond Tallis and RSA CEO Matthew Taylor debated competing claims about the ability of neuroscience to explain behaviour, culture and society.  Tallis argued that recent "mania" for putting neuro-  in front of concepts as diverse as aesthetics and law is based on a reductionist overestimation of our current understanding of the brain.