On the Definition of Learning…. |

There was a brief, lively thread on Twitter over the weekend concerning the definition of learning. To tip my hand here at the outset, I think this debate—on Twitter and elsewhere–is a good example of the injunction that scientists ought not to worry overmuch about definitions. That might seem backwards—how can you study learning if you aren’t even clear about what learning is? But from another perspective don’t we expect that a good definition of learning might be the result of research, rather than a prerequisite? 

The Twitter thread began when Old Andrew asked whether John Hattie’s…

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