10 things schools get wrong (and how we can get them right)

10 things schools get wrong (and how we can get them right)

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What counterintuitive lessons can we learn from the meteoric rise of Mindset Theory in education? Why have computers so overwhelmingly failed to become the academic panacea many expected them to be? How can the simple act of assigning grades drive student narcissism and damage teacher professionalism? 

In this book, brain and behavioural research is combined with respected philosophy in order to place ten widely accepted yet rarely examined aspects of education under the microscope. 

  • Teacher Expertise 
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Grading 
  • Homework 
  • Mindset 
  • 21st Century Skills 
  • Computers 
  • Rewards 
  • Daily Organization 
  • Function 

This book aims to inspire teachers, leaders, and parents to question many commonly held beliefs and empower them to re-think the role of modern schooling. 

 

About the Authors

Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a neuroscientist, educator, best-selling author, and expert in the field of Science of Learning. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 200 schools internationally. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioural research to teachers, students, and parents alike.

David Bott is the Associate Director of the Institute of Positive Education. As an expert in applied wellbeing science, David has supported thousands of educators from hundreds of schools around the world in designing, implementing system-level approaches to wellbeing. David sits on the Dubai Future Council for Education and has published in academic journals, industry periodicals, and co-authored the book, ‘Teach Positive’.