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!
I learned a long time ago that in Flanders a good reputation of a school can go back thirty years and often isn’t necessarily related to the actual quality. This new study reminds me of this. It’s an analysis of parents’ reviews of U.S. public K-12 schools, posted primarily from 2009 to 2019 on the popular… Read More A new study on how well parents know the quality of the schools of their children… Can you guess the answer?
Our working memory is a hot topic in education for some time now, but there is still left to discover about this bottleneck between sensory and long-term memory, as this recent study and paper explain. As often, this study actually delivers more questions besides some possible answers. From the press release: Imagine a 7-year-old and… Read More What has the working memory to do with coming back to online classes after a short break?
Long live xkcd!
Originally posted on Research Digest:
By Emma Young Like countless other parents across the UK, I’m finding it pretty hard to maintain enthusiasm for my kids’ home-schooling lessons. Or muster it, for that matter. Yet we all know that when an instructor is enthusiastic, those sessions are more enjoyable — and we remember more. While this…
It must have been 2012 when I first read Rousseau en ik (Rousseau and me) by Dutch philosopher Maarten Doorman. While it’s impossible to underestimate Jean Jacques Rousseau’s influence on our thinking about education and raising our children, I discovered that he was instead a jack of all trades but master of none. And then… Read More One of education’s fascinating dirty little secrets
Earlier this month a The World Federation of ADHD published an “International Consensus Statement: 208 Evidence-based Conclusions about the Disorder” to answer the many questions and claims that often surround ADHD. In short what do we know about ADHD? ADHD occurs in 5.9% of youth and 2.5% of adults. Most cases of ADHD are caused… Read More What do we know about ADHD?
Found via Larry Cuban
This week I’ll only do live online classes with my students as they have asked our team several times to have as many live sessions as possible. Still, this new review study does show that prerecorded videos can help to learn. The researchers do plea for a combination of regular teaching and videos. Do note… Read More This review study gives a bit of hope – or depending on who your are some despair: prerecorded videos can help learning in higher education
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
When the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the nation in 2020, schools closed swiftly. Districts pivoted to remote instruction. Then inequalities showed up just as quickly, especially in big city schools and rural areas where the “digital divide” persisted. Stories surged in social and mainstream…
Originally posted on Paul's Random Thoughts / Gedachten:
Recently I came across this work from Koichi Sato at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (his coordinates are at the bottom). I found it so clear and helpful that I asked him if I could work it into a blog and I’m happy to say he agreed. I…