Nate Joseph on Meta-Analysis and the Scientific Principles of Teaching – Education Rickshaw

Nate Joseph on Meta-Analysis and the Scientific Principles of Teaching – Education Rickshaw

By some means, someway, we are presently on episode 9 of season 2 of the Progressively Incorrect podcast!

These days I have the absolute enjoyment of conversing with the incredible Nate Joseph, the author of the Scientific Rules of Training. Nate is a lover of secondary meta-examination, a methodology popularized by Dr. John Hattie in his guide Obvious Discovering. For quite a few educators, Hattie’s investigate has grow to be the first and most immediate entry issue into the evidence-based mostly schooling movement, which I undoubtedly help. Nonetheless, in the latest a long time, Hattie’s approaches have arrive under a ton of fireplace and criticism. For example, pay attention to this quote from the late Robert Slavin’s blog site:

A meta-assessment are not able to be any far better than the scientific studies that go into it. Hattie’s claims are deeply misleading because they are primarily based on meta-analyses that themselves accepted reports of all degrees of quality. Evidence matters in instruction, now additional than at any time. But Hattie and other people who uncritically settle for all experiments, superior and poor, are undermining the worth of evidence. This desires to stop if we are to make stable development in educational practice and plan.

No make any difference how you slice it, it seems problematic to mush a bunch of crummy research jointly to produce an effect dimensions, and say that this is definitive evidence that a little something works improved than a thing else. In our discussion, Nate addresses several of the criticisms of Hattie’s perform, although providing approaches that his strategy to secondary meta-analysis enhances on, and eliminates many of the flaws, of some of Hattie’s earlier operate. The best element of our dialogue, even so, is how Nate is equipped to leverage his expertise as a trainer to tell the tale behind the proof that constitutes the science of reading and math.

So sit back again, chill out, and appreciate Year 2 Episode 9 of the Progressively Incorrect Podcast, that includes Nate Joseph.

Stick to Nate on Twitter: @NateJoseph19 and check out out his site.

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