Thursday, August 14, 2014
Useful for first class - Do we know the best way to learn?
The following excerpt and link back to the original piece offers some food for thought. Is the technique we use to promote learning really the best? or not? A related question, if the answer is that it is not the best technique, is why does the less good method persist? Because an economics approach typically focuses on optimizing behavior and rationality of the participants, the only way that economics can explain is is for people's beliefs to be errant. You might then ask yourself whether there are other sensible non-economics explanations for why such behavior persists.