In this article for Teacherhead, Tom Sherrington discusses the danger of linking inputs to outputs on the basis of tangibility, rather than solid cause and effect.
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"However, of course we don’t actually have a precise understanding of the inputs to outputs process so we have to make educated guesses."
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Tom Sherrington is a consultant, speaker, blogger and teacher.
How could this help/improve services for young people?
The danger inherent in suggesting links between input and output on the basis of the solidity of the output, rather than that of the link between the two, is that it creates a false sense of what needs to be done in order to improve outcomes for young people.
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