Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen Who doesn’t know Dolly Parton? Islands in the Stream, Jolene, I Will Always Love You, 9 to 5 (both the song and the film with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), and of course her duets with Kenny Rogers. But, and you might not…
Originally posted on Research Digest:
By guest blogger Sofia Deleniv Most people — even the non-psychologists among us — have at some point heard of the legendary marshmallow test, which measures the ability of preschool children to wait for a sweet treat. Researchers have found that the amount of time children are willing to wait for…
It’s something Paul Kirschner and I have written about before, and a new review study confirms: using electronic media while doing schoolwork negatively impacts learning. But even worse: any students believe they’re immune to any ill effects because they’re good multitaskers, which they’re not. From the press release: Scanning social media while listening to a… Read More New review on multitasking while learning: a big problem, but also an opportunity?
Disclaimer: this is just a joke, it has nothing to do with my wife learning how to play the piano. She’s doing a great job and… she uses a silent piano.
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Justin Reich is a Professor at MIT and director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. He is the author of the Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education (Harvard University Press, 2020). This article appeared in Teaching Times, August 20, 2020. Over…
It’s something I often ask my students: who’s father or mother are teachers themselves? Often a majority raises their hands. This new study by Jacintho and Gershenson published in the American Educational Research Journal seems to confirm this trend. Examining the data taken from the American National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1979 and Child… Read More New study on “The Intergenerational Transmission of Teaching” about how teaching can run in the family.
As an educational mythbuster I welcome this update to the The Debunking Handbook 2020 as it… summarises the current state of the science of misinformation and its debunking. It was written by a team of 22 prominent scholars of misinformation and its debunking, and it represents the current consensus on the science of debunking for engaged… Read More There is an update to the debunking handbook
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with again many interesting new studies and reviews. This time it was really hard to just pick one, but this is my choice today: Schools are inherently social spaces. On the one hand, they can nurture a sense of belonging, and close, trusting relationships. On the other hand, the… Read More The scars of school violence (Best Evidence in Brief)
I’ve discussed this topic before, check e.g. here or here, and this new study again shows it: poverty can shape the child. From the press release: In a nationwide study, UCLA researchers have found that health inequities can be measured in children as young as 5 years old. The research, published in Health Affairs, contributes to… Read More Effects of poverty on childhood development seen in children as young as 5