🎧 Mythbusters! Clearing up some educational myths & misunderstandings (Meet the Education Researcher)

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In this edition of Meet the Education Researcher:

  • Prof. Dragan Gasevic suggests that rather than talking about ‘learning styles’, we should be thinking about ‘metacognitive abilities’, ‘study tactics’ and ‘desirable difficulties’
  • Dr. Amanda Heffernan explains how good school principals are not ‘born leaders’ but need to learn the art of leadership from others
  • Dr. Carlo Perrotta unpacks why young people are not ‘digital natives’.

I really like Perrotta’s claim that:

If someone is using the term ‘digital native’ in 2019 then they are probably trying to sell you something.

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