Ashley Frawley describes how fads in education remain popular after being debunked

Nice fragment worth sharing. Another reason why myths keep popping up btw is repetition. It seems to me there is a neuromyth being perpetuated in the background… One of the more disturbing things about fads is how some of their absurdities stick around in the public consciousness, long after they've been debunked. pic.twitter.com/tWEzEcAm0S — Ashley… Read More Ashley Frawley describes how fads in education remain popular after being debunked

Very nice graphic by Herman Van de Werfhorst showing age of between-school tracking in European Countries

Herman Van de Werfhorst shared this handy overview from his 2019 article on twitter.  More information about the article: Van de Werfhorst, Herman G. 2019. Early Tracking and Social Inequality in Educational Attainment: Educational Reforms in 21 European Countries. American Journal of Education, PDF,  DOI https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/705500  

The benefits of peer learning (Best Evidence in Brief)

A new Best Evidence in Brief with this time many interesting studies. I picked this one: Harriet R. Tenenbaum and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis to examine results from 71 studies about the effects of peer interaction on learning. To be included in the review, studies had to include a comparison group. Peer interaction was defined as small… Read More The benefits of peer learning (Best Evidence in Brief)

Some personal notes about ‘ageism’ in scientific citing

Imagine that someone stated that you shouldn’t look at paintings that were painted before 2000 or that you shouldn’t listen to anything recorded in the previous millennium? You would probably smile and wouldn’t see the point. Still, it’s something I’ve heard several times when it comes to references in scientific papers. My personal experiences while… Read More Some personal notes about ‘ageism’ in scientific citing