Planned Amnesia: Knowledge and Its Fashionable Enemies

Workshop Speaker: Martin Cothran

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About This Workshop

Modern education theory emphasizes skills and downplays content. But is there really such a thing as "reading skills," "critical thinking skills," or "problem-solving skills" apart from specific content knowledge? What does research say about whether skills can be learned outside of content domains? Can abstract skills be tested and what do these tests really measure? Can technology replace memory and content knowledge? How does classical education better do the things that skills training and technology purport to do?

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