Things We’re Going to Need You To Stop Saying, part 5 | noreply@blogger.com (Curmudgeon)

False Dichotomy, aka. Twitter Broadside

Education seems to be full of these things, but perhaps they’re in every business and I’m only paying attention to education. You see them often, pithy statements that fit into 140 characters by eliminating all the gray area and reducing everything to black or white extremes of “The Right Way” vs “What You’re Doing”. Often well-meaning but ultimately harmful:
If your exam questions can be googled, then you’re asking the wrong questions.Google is useful for information, less so for understanding. Googling the answer doesn’t “show your work” and, given…

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