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Why they don't lead to better decision making.

Here's a study that tested teacher subject-matter knowledge directly and that measured one aspect of pedagogical content knowledge, namely, student misconceptions.

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham discusses in the following post a study that he says stunned him.

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham explains his thinking about whether and how learning styles theory should affect teaching.

With Wikipedia being used in more and more classrooms -- despite continued skepticism among many teachers -- it is worthwhile looking at just how good its entries are. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at some education entries and rates them.

How and when can neuroscience really be applied to educational practice? Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham explains.

Does going to school actually make you smarter (at least, as measured by standard cognitive ability tests)? Answering this question is harder than it would first appear because schooling is confounded with many other variables, Daniel Willingham explains.