Cognitive Psychology – Apply with Extreme Caution | imaginative-inquiry

I’ve always thought it interesting how, as a profession, we find the ideas of cognitive psychologists so beguiling and persuasive.

As a recently qualified teacher, I first heard of the work of Howard Gardner at an INSET day in the early 1990s, his ideas were presented as the latest thinking in brain science. We were told multiple intelligences, along with a cornucopia of other discoveries, were going to revolutionise teaching and learning. Schools were to become nirvanas where each class would be transformed into an optimal learning environment; Mozart playing softly in the background, an infusion of lovely smells wafting through the air, and every activity perfectly matched to a student’s individual learning styles and intelligences.

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