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Are there any studies that have investigated this question?

Why certain pedagogical practices that used to be effective up to a few years ago, may suddenly become less or even no longer effective?

I am specifically interested in this question in the field of mathematics education, but I am also interested in such studies in a broader context.

Thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ It is common wisdom that any new learning method or tool gets pupil interest for a while, but you seem to be looking for a longer-term effect. $\endgroup$
    – Tommi
    Apr 4, 2023 at 6:17
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    $\begingroup$ certain pedagogical practices that used to be effective up to a few years ago Like what? $\endgroup$
    – fedja
    Apr 5, 2023 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't intend to imply that there are pedagogical practices that used to be universally effective up until a few years ago and now they are not. The question is local. Think of something you used to do to engage your students and it worked very well up until recently, but now it is not as engaging anymore. You may have experienced that, or not, I don't know. I have examples from my own teaching. If this happens somewhere (locally) within only a few years, what could possibly cause it? I am asking if this question has been studied. Of course I can speculate, but that wouldn't be convincing. $\endgroup$ Apr 5, 2023 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ "Think of something you used to do to engage your students ... but now it is not as engaging anymore." I'm an old school guy, so I'm just using stick and carrot (slightly varying both depending on the circumstances). Its efficiency doesn't seem to change. :-) The way you mean it, it seems like a question about very localized settings that can be as small as one teacher within one school. I doubt it has ever been studied at that scale, but look at the composition of the student body and the preparedness level. If it doesn't help, look in the mirror and ask if you have changed yourself somehow. $\endgroup$
    – fedja
    Apr 5, 2023 at 2:35
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    $\begingroup$ The composition of the student body hasn't changed, the preparedness level hasn't changed (where I work students have never been prepared), and I haven't changed (other than having gotten older!) Something else has changed. I think students' culture of learning has changed. (Culture of learning: students' answers to: what is mathematics? what does it mean to learn mathematics? how does one learn mathematics? etc.) Therefore, the possible study that I am looking for would be probably looking into the connection between effectiveness of pedagogy and students' culture of learning. $\endgroup$ Apr 5, 2023 at 3:05

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