I thought I would try my hand at writing the occasional blog post where I will critique papers, take opinionated positions on various topics, discuss some of my own work, and so forth.
Reading and Literacy Instruction
29/03/2019 | A case for why both sides in the ‘reading wars’ debate are wrong – and a proposed solution. By Jeffrey S. Bowers, School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol and Peter N. Bowers, WordWorks Literacy Centre, Kinston, Ontario. This is an article published in the Washington Post but thought I would post here as well. Comments Welcome!
25/05/2018 | There is little evidence that systematic phonics is better than whole language and other common methods used in schools (and no, this is not evidence for whole language)
02/02/2018 | Educational neuroscience, phonics, and a more promising way to teach reading
Here I post a recent discussion I had with Scott Mills regarding educational neuroscience and reading instruction, topics that relate to Bowers (2016) and Bowers and Bowers (2017).
27/10/2017 | The persistent and unreasonable confusion regarding grandmother cells
My first post criticises a recent high-profile paper by Chang and Tsao (2017) that claims to falsify the grandmother cell hypothesis. It only falsifies a straw-man hypothesis.
I welcome any and all responses!