Coke vs. Pepsi | Paper vs. Plastic | Kirk vs. Picard | Team Jacob vs. Team Edward
These are just some of the enduring dichotomies that have defined our age.
And, if you’ve been in education for any length of time, you understand why we can rightly place Phonics vs. Whole Word into this category.
Known as ‘The Reading Wars’, the debate about how best to teach children to read (whole-language or phonics) has been raging for 30+ years.
In my newest 'From Theory to Practice' video, I look at an interesting research article that offers some compelling evidence in favor of one side:
Attentional Focus During Learning Impacts N170 ERP Responses (Yuliya Yoncheva et al, March 2015)
Here are some of the questions I tackle in this installment: