Poor Proxies for Learning: Looking good isn’t the same as being good
Most teachers reckon they know learning when they see it. Trouble is, learning is invisible. All we see are proxies and much of what children do in lessons are poor proxies for learning. This session explores why much of what is commonly enacted in classrooms can, contrary to our intuitions, actually end up undermining learning, and offers some ideas for designing teaching sequences around better proxies.