Sean Dagony-Clark & Joe Burgess: Why Education Doesn't end at School
Have you ever heard the phrase you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, it’s time to put that old adage to rest and embrace the idea of lifelong learning, no matter your age or stage of life. Within the education space specifically, it’s important for teachers to continue learning alongside their students in order to stay up to date with education best practices. To learn more about this, we chatted to learning and education expert Sean Dagony-Clark to hear his thoughts. Sean shared some of the key reasons continuous learning is important in the education space:
- Education research has developed so much over the last few years, but classrooms don’t always reflect this.
- New fields of research outside of education (like psychology and neuroscience) can teach us a lot about how to improve educational practices.
- Without continuous learning and development, it’s common for unfounded learning myths to creep into the field of education.
Sean shares: “There's been a lot of research in the field of education in the last maybe 50 or more years. I think a lot of us have experienced teachers who teach the way that they were taught. That's something that I definitely had in school, and I actually see it in my children's schools. It bothers me because there are new theories and new best practices that have developed through research, experimentation, and observation of teaching best practice.”
In this episode, you’ll hear Sean chat to host Joe Burgess as they unpack the topic further. Happy listening!