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!
With more and more children growing up in cities, one could wonder if it’s a bad thing if they lose their connection to nature. A new review study shows a positive effect on average, but as always: it’s a bit more complicated. From the press release: The review, published in the British Ecological Society Journal People… Read More Does connecting in your childhood to nature has benefits?
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
This blog was originally posted in Dutch on Didactiefonline by Fred Janssen Translated by Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner Almost every curriculum document emphasises that learners must learn to solve problems, do research, reflect, self-regulate, acquire information, think creatively, and think critically. Often, it’s incorrectly assumed that we’re…
Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
“My 8-year-old was sobbing last night because she misses playing with her friends at recess, she misses her teacher, and she is worried that everyone has forgotten her. At one point, she asked me if she was even real anymore.” This appeared in a letter that ran in…
In July I gave a webinar for the CTTL and Neuroteach and introduced this tip to help survive as a teacher: And yes, it was inspired by this song:
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time the newsletter is packed with relevant studies such as: Some Bad News for The Good Behavior Game Representational pictures or decorative pictures for testing students? Technology-mediated vocabulary instruction … But I have picked this one as it concerns a debate that never seems to end: does feelings of… Read More What comes first? Wellbeing or learning? New research suggests the latter (Best Evidence in Brief)
Originally posted on Research Digest:
By Emily Reynolds When the coronavirus hit, many of us had to quickly adapt to remote working — and even post-pandemic, many of us are likely to continue at least some of these tasks online. Demands for more flexible working practices continue to grow, and for good reason — it can…
What is Ability grouping? What is Elaborative interrogation? What is… Some time ago I discovered the Visible Learning MetaX-tool which gives you easy access to the work of John Hattie. In the tool, you can check the effect sizes for a lot of different approaches and influencing factors in education together with the sources that… Read More A handy glossary list of educational concepts
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