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In today’s episode, Megan and Althea chat about a question submitted by a listener Lesley. (Thanks Lesley!!!) She wrote to us and asked: “By focusing so heavily on evidence-based strategies, do we risk neglecting important aspects of the whole learning process for which evidence is harder to gather?” She goes on to say that she’s a “maths teacher, and the beneficial effects on learning of differently designed tasks is MUCH harder to gather evidence for than, say, spaced practice, but can have big effects on student concept development and motivation.”
Those of us at Learning Scientists agree, Lesley’s not wrong! We talk about why we focus on evidence-based strategies and how we want the research to move forward.
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