The Self-Evident Awards

Doug Johnson, Sept 23, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This post gives us a link to the 2013 IgNobel prizes, a good quote from Alfie Kohn, and the admonition to educators to stop frivolous research and to begin adopting some of the measures we know - and have known for some time - are effective in education. Here's Kohn: "professionals in our field often seem content to work within the constraints of traditional policies and accepted assumptions—even when they don’t make sense. Conversely, too many educators seem to have lost their capacity to be outraged by outrageous things. Handed foolish and destructive mandates, they respond only by requesting guidance on how to implement them."

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