repost- Blog about "education research denialism" among STEM faculty
Terry McGlynn, author of the blog Small Pond Science, recently posted a provocative essay about STEM faculty who deny the empirical, scientific evidence found via educational research, and likens that mindset (and the motivations that produce it) to that employed by climate change deniers, flat-earther's, and creationists. From an informal poll of Terry's, it seems like many of us work with education research deniers. Do the deniers have any valid points? Can the deniers be convinced to embrace evidence-based pedagogies, or are they likely to be as recalcitrant in the face of facts as creationists and climate-change skeptics? Check out his original post and the ensuing conversation here.