The positive effect of professional development and training: you’ll keep your personnel

Sometimes bosses ask themselves if they should invest in training of their personnel as there is a chance that they’ll take their new knowledge to another place afterwards. This new study shows that the retention of skilled workers benefits from training. From the press release: Especially in times of shortage of skilled workers, some companies… Read More The positive effect of professional development and training: you’ll keep your personnel

An unexpected consequence? Having fewer children reduced the gender education gap in China

The one-child policy of China – now already a thing of the past – has maybe lead to more women in education, a new study claims. Although the data doesn’t allow to give us real causal proof, the researchers did a lot to exclude other possible explanations. From the press release: A new study uses… Read More An unexpected consequence? Having fewer children reduced the gender education gap in China

Students who tolerate cheating in classroom may also turn a blind eye to unethical behavior in their jobs

Once a cheat always a cheat, or rather once someone who tolerates cheating, always someone who tolerates cheating? A new study seems to suggest this, but do note that a longitudinal design would really answer this question. From the press release: A recent study authored by professors at two California State University campuses, including San… Read More Students who tolerate cheating in classroom may also turn a blind eye to unethical behavior in their jobs

Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)

The past week my wife and I watched both The Inventor and the Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival. This was both a great idea and a bad one. First the trailers, so you know what I’m talking about. The Inventor tells the true story behind the ‘Edison’, Theranos the company who made this machine… Read More Maybe it’s a good/bad idea to watch these two documentaries in a row (about Tech and Education)

The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

Remember this magazine cover? Looks pretty similar to this cover from 1976: Or this one from 1985? Or do you remember this picture? Yeah, I debunked this story already here but these pictures suit the image of the egocentric, smartphone obsesses youth, and for sure this selfie-taking generation will be more narcissistic for sure? Well… no.… Read More The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic