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!
Originally posted on education ruminations:
Rosenshine’s (2012) principles of instruction are deservedly having a bit of a moment in education. This is good news, as they are firmly grounded teacher effectiveness research. This, now quite venerable, field has been one of the more successful parts of educational research in providing valid and reliable findings of…
I think this is a very interesting study as it made me look in a different way at something that seemed logical but is not. I do also think that there is some causal relationship is being mixed up with a mere correlation in the press release, luckily not in the actual study. From the… Read More Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things
Whenever I talk about the replication crisis I can face some feedback from both members of the audience and scientists that it’s maybe not so wise to mention this to the broad public. I disagree, as for me, the replication crisis is a perfect example of the self-correcting nature of science. This new study about… Read More How news coverage affects public trust in science
I have written extensively about the negative impact of stress during the early years of a child’s life, but this new study describes also the possibilities as it seems that there is a positive effect of active learning at a young age. This is an impressive longitudinal study, although the amount of participants isn’t that… Read More How the first five years of life help shape the brain
A team of researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham have been able to provide not a full but some answers to this question. From the press release: Ther new study, which is published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that our memories become less vibrant and detailed over time, with only the central gist eventually… Read More What information is retained in a memory over time, and which parts get lost?
Originally posted on Best Evidence in Brief Index:
By Ken To, Centre for University and School Partnership, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Teachers’ efficacy is regarded as essential for the delivery of high-quality education. A recent research study published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly examined how kindergarten teachers’ self-efficacy can affect children’s social skills…
Maybe this study has to be replicated first, but if true it’s really a sad thing: papers that cannot be replicated are cited 153 times more because their findings are interesting. From the press release: Papers in leading psychology, economic and science journals that fail to replicate and therefore are less likely to be true… Read More This is really, really bad: papers that cannot be replicated are cited 153 times more because their findings are interesting