Are we seeing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology?

Yesterday I had the pleasure to take part in an expert meeting on technology in education and ethics. I’ve learned a lot from the specialists around the table who all came from a different background. One of the things I put forward is that we now are experiencing a third wave of inequality in education… Read More Are we seeing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology?

New study on interleaving in mathematics: cheap and effective

While everybody seems to be looking for the holy grail in education – yes, Elon Musk, I’m looking at you – sometimes from little things, big things may come. A new randomized controlled trial by Rohher et al that Daniel Willingham shared past Friday is such an example. The subject: interleaving in mathematics. The study:… Read More New study on interleaving in mathematics: cheap and effective

Can Computers Teach?

Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
Something’s coming I don’t know What it is But it is Gonna be great! -Something’s Coming, West Side Story For more than 40 years, educational technology has been on the verge of transforming educational outcomes for the better. The song “Something’s Coming,” from West Side Story, captures the feeling.…

Evidence-informed school improvement (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. I want to pick this one as it actually hurts a bit: The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has published an evaluation of Research Leads Improving Students’ Education (RISE). The program, which was developed and delivered by Huntington School in York, aimed to improve… Read More Evidence-informed school improvement (Best Evidence in Brief)

Extra fuel for already a heavy debate: teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores

In my own country there is a hefty debate pro- and contra centralized and standardized tests – I hope you know those aren’t synonyms. I also know from research that e.g. in The Netherlands the advice which track to take in education teachers give to pupils, are influenced by the social economic status of those… Read More Extra fuel for already a heavy debate: teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores