New Research Study: Teaching Facts does not teach reasoning

Here is a link to NPR and a program on Science Friday that discussed research that suggests that learning facts does not help you learn inquiry and learning process.  What a shocker!!

Here is a link to the audio of the program:

Science Friday Program

One of the things that this does is blow a hole in the idea that Chinese education is far superior to the US system.

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  1. …b2d a blog about 1 trying to understand how we work in terms of health fitness and well-being 2 sharing that understanding 3 trying to figure out or review best practice to optimize and operationalize ie make it work that practice for us……… .A question that strength trainees ask at some point doesnt endurance cardio training interfere with strength training?Great Question Initially continuing through the 90s as described in the answer was pretty much yes. Even more recent literature still seems to show . More recently 2006 there has been a super article that says ok based on the findings that more consistently than not show an impact on explosive resistance training lets consider what the that may be involved to better tune training.Theres a couple new studies however lead by Davis that revisits this issue of assumed interference. These studies are interesting on their own but are particularly useful for reviewing the key ideas around when and how interference happens if it happens and why keeping that VO2max KB work in with the strength program is a Good Thing – though theres some other mixes that may have awesome results too.Davis is the researcher who in Jan 2008 showed that consider accelerated fast and loose rather than just resting.

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