Welcome to episode 140 of The PE Umbrella podcast!
This week on The PE Umbrella Podcast I am flying solo and bringing you a reflection episode for the first time in many many months. I’m a big fan of reading and love applying anything I’ve learned ‘if it’s applicable’ to the PE and education setting. Having recently stumbled across ‘cognitive biases‘ I stumbled down a rabbit hole of reading that had me hooked. I was amazed at how much these biases that many of us display/hold, actually impact our day to day living, let alone how we (and our students) act/behave in school. I am absolutely by no means an expert in this area, but was compelled to make a short episode about what I thought were some of the more obvious biases that may raise their head in our professional lives as teachers and coaches. In this episode I discuss:
- Self-serving bias
- Anchoring bias
- The Ikea Effect & Sunk Cost fallacy
- Confirmation bias
- The Bandwagon effect
- Social Loafing
There is plenty of academic research on these and the many many more biases out there, but a great starting point is The Teacher Toolkit Blog that explains 15 of the more common ones. From there, research until your heart is content!
So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella. I’d love to hear from you and your opinions on Cognitive Biases whether you agree or disagree! Tweet me @thepeumbrella and lets get chatting!
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