This podcast, Offered a Story, was produced by APM Stories and reprinted with permission.
There’s an concept about how youngsters study to learn that’s held sway in faculties for greater than a era – though it was confirmed unsuitable by cognitive scientists many years in the past. Educating strategies based mostly on this concept could make it more durable for youngsters to discover ways to learn.
On this new American Public Media podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this concept and the corporate that sells their work. It’s an exposé of how educators got here to consider in one thing that isn’t true and are actually reckoning with the implications – youngsters harmed, cash wasted, an training system upended.
Episode 6: The Reckoning
Lucy Calkins says she has realized from the science of studying. She’s revised her supplies. (Disclosure: The Hechinger Report, which republished this podcast, is an impartial unit of Lecturers School at Columbia College, the place Calkins serves as a professor.) Irene Fountas and Homosexual Su Pinnell haven’t revised theirs. Their writer, Heinemann, remains to be promoting some merchandise that include debunked practices. Dad and mom, academics and lawmakers need solutions. In our closing episode, we attempt to get some solutions.
This podcast was produced by APM Stories and reprinted with permission.