A new study on the diffusion of that *%*§§§ Learning Pyramid

From experience to meaning...

It was part of one of the oldest – and most read – posts on this blog, and has been a chapter in our book. Kåre Letrud & Sigbjørn Hernes have now checked how this – insert adjective here – learning pyramid has been spread through Academia. Ht to Daniel William for the link!

Read and weep:

The searches revealed that the retention models have disseminated extensively. At the time of writing, searches in journal databases, Google Books and Google Scholar have produced 418 peer-reviewed articles on educational issues published between 1990 and 2013, advanc- ing some version of the learning pyramids. Of these, 350 articles were published within subject didactics, while only 68 were found in other educational studies. The searches also uncovered 11 field-specific encyclopaedia articles published during the same period.

The number of peer-reviewed articles raising points of critique or questions concerning the origin or validity of some…

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