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Re: [Phys-L] Edu Videos

On Mar 28, 2013, at 1:57 AM, John Denker wrote:

1) [general public] -- Calling attention to misconceptions in this
way is a disservice to the viewing public. It is more likely to
reinforce misconceptions than to dispel them.

On 03/28/2013 06:34 AM, jbellina wrote:

John, you have written this many times, but is there any data to support your belief?

Not much, except for approximately everything ever published in the
psychology-of-learning literature."primacy+effect"+experiment

On 03/28/2013 06:54 AM, Rauber, Joel wrote:

Is there any data to support the contrary belief?

Good question. I've supported my point in detail, with multiple arguments
leading to the same conclusion.

If somebody wants to argue the against this, I'm willing to listen, but
you need to /actually state the argument/. Double-negative rhetorical
questions don't cut it.

Indeed, even if you don't have any hard data, raise your hand if you even
/suspect/ that it is wise to lure naïve students into paradoxes and

I know it's fun. I know it's a thrill. I know it's an attention-grabbing
mechanism. But does anybody really think it's good for the students?

Again: I'm willing to listen, but you need to /actually state the argument/.