Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn¬†writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time¬†magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

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  • Cognitive Load Theory: An Unpersuasive Attempt to Justify Direct Instruction - March 4, 2024 Cognitive Load Theory An Unpersuasive Attempt to Justify Direct Instruction By Alfie Kohn A remarkable body of research over many years has demonstrated that the sort of teaching in which students are provided with answers or shown the correct way to do something — where they’re basically seen as empty receptacles to be filled with facts or ... Read More

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