“More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!

No, we weren’t done. Four years after our first book Urban Myths About Learning and Education, it’s high time to share all the factchecks that Paul, Casper and myself have been working on. In the book we discuss over 30 new myths, again using the 3 labels ‘complete nonsense’, ‘nuanced’ and ‘we don’t know’, the… Read More “More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!

Similarities in structure and essence guide our memory more than surface similarities

All research on memory is fascinating and often relevant to education. In this new study, researchers found that similarities in structure and essence guide our recollections rather than surface similarities. It is only when individuals lack sufficient knowledge that they turn to the surface clues to recollect a situation. So maybe, this study suggests we… Read More Similarities in structure and essence guide our memory more than surface similarities

An unexpected consequence? Having fewer children reduced the gender education gap in China

The one-child policy of China – now already a thing of the past – has maybe lead to more women in education, a new study claims. Although the data doesn’t allow to give us real causal proof, the researchers did a lot to exclude other possible explanations. From the press release: A new study uses… Read More An unexpected consequence? Having fewer children reduced the gender education gap in China

Ten simple rules for getting started on Twitter as a scientist (PLOSOne)

Disclaimer: I know several of the people who wrote this editorial for PLOSOne, but trust me, even if Ionica Smeets wasn’t my boss, even if I wasn’t writing a paper together with Feline, I still would share this! I’ve met Paul and Casper through Twitter, and look where it got us? I’ve worked on several… Read More Ten simple rules for getting started on Twitter as a scientist (PLOSOne)