A lot of people believe that the “learning pyramid” that lists learning scenarios and average student retention rates is reliable, says the Washington Post. Here’s cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham to explain why it isn’t. Willingham is professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” His newly published book is “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog

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