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Illusions of Causality and Teaching-Learning


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Illusions of Causality and Teaching-Learning

Matute, et al. demonstrated how repeated occurrences of two events can lead to illusions of one causing the other. It reminds me of a couple of nagging questions.

Teaching and learning follow that repeated pattern of two events.

I wonder how many teachers use such pseudoscience to believe that their lessons "work," so why write lesson plans as administrators expect?

Also, do teachers use similar "evidence" to believe that students learn when teachers do not tell them what to do, such as...
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