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Repercussions of Confirmation Bias in Teaching and Learning Processes
This paper synthesizes theory and research on confirmation bias on the part of students and teachers in the classroom with the goal of understanding the implication of confirmation bias on the teaching-learning process. The degree or extent of bias in teachers differs from the bias in students and learning the repercussions of said extent can result in a better learning environment, which is democratic and open-minded in its proceedings and transactions.
confirmation bias, psychosocial elements, teaching-learning, educational psychology.
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