Teaching – Changes Predicted by Science

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  Until recent history what we teach and how we teach it was mostly determined by well-intentioned educators.  More recently control of our education system has been usurped by politicians, giant publishers, and teachers’ unions.  Educators base their decisions on some hands-on experience and an honest desire to improve the education system.  Politicians, giant publishers,

Comparison of Medical Science and Cognitive Science

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We all benefit from, expect, and endorse medical science, why not cognitive science? Medicine practiced in doctor’s offices and in hospitals is determined by medical scientists, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals (insurance companies and now by extension the government may interfere).  Why isn’t the teaching practiced in our schools determined by cognitive scientists,