What is it about?
The work of Mullanaithan and Shafir on the effects scarcity can have on intelligence and the decisions people make are big eye-openers. They describe how having not enough money (or time) can deliver a tunnel-vision or the idea of TINA (there is no alternative). But what does this research mean for education? In this essay Pedro De Bruyckere & Maarten Simons examine what the implications for education can be and suggest further research.
Why is it important?
We suggest new areas of research and bring to question some rules of thumb such as 'always start from the world of the learner'. What if that world means scarcity for the pupil or student?
The following have contributed to this page: Mr Pedro De Bruyckere