dunning kruger

The rise of Edutainment, and its implications.

I came across this lit­tle arti­cle recent­ly from the NY Times, on the preva­lence of the broad­er gen­er­al pub­lic turn­ing to edu­ca­tion based enter­tain­ment for their down­time. Rather than mere­ly switch­ing off and not engag­ing their fac­ul­ties. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/education/turning-to-education-for-fun.html Let me quote from the arti­cle: What does it mean when peo­ple who…

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Why ‘We Are All Confident Idiots’ — The Dunning-Kruger Effect

igno­rance more fre­quent­ly begets con­fi­dence than does knowl­edge’ — Darwin Why is it that a lit­tle bit of knowl­edge appears to super-inflate peo­ples esti­ma­tion of their abil­i­ties? Whereas a sig­nif­i­cant amount of knowl­edge in a field makes one painful­ly aware of their own lim­i­ta­tions. Take for exam­ple a novice car…

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