Filling The Pail

Dan Willingham

July 28, 2020

Professor Dan Willingham is a psychologist at the University of Virginia. Dan started out as a cognitive psychology and neuroscience researcher, but an encounter with E. D. Hirsch Jr. led him to take an interest in the application of cognitive psychology to education. In this episode, Dan talks to Greg Ashman about his interest in education, his book, Why Don't Students Like School?, a new edition of which is in the pipeline, reading instruction and critical thinking.

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