Originally posted on Best Evidence in Brief Index:
Marta Pellegrini, University of Florence, Italy The Campbell Collaboration has recently published a meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for K-6 students at risk for failure in mathematics and reading. To be included in the review, studies had to use randomized or quasi-experimental designs and evaluate…
Yesterday I discovered this new, impressive paper by Barbara Biasi and Song Ma, The Education-Innovation Gap. In this paper they want to answer the question from the title of this post. Or more correct: …we want to measure the distance between the knowledge content of each course – as described in its syllabus – and… Read More How up to date or out of date our your textbooks at the university?
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The promise of students carrying lighter backpacks accompanied the promise technology advocates and educators made in shifting from printed to digital textbooks (also called e-books). A few years ago, I predicted that digital textbooks would be common across school districts. While there have been…
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner, Mirjam Neelen, Tine Hoof & Tim Surma This blog is the sixth in a series of eight blogs on productive learning strategies, originally written by Tine Hoof, Tim Surma & Paul Kirschner, and published on excel.thomasmore.be. In 2015, Richard Mayer and Logan Fiorella published their book…
Read more here about this paper: Previous research indicates that writing practice may be more beneficial than nonmotor practice for letter learning. Here, we report a training study comparing typing, visual, and writing learning conditions in adults (N = 42). We investigated the behavioral consequences of learning modality on literacy learning and evaluated the nature of… Read More Handwriting beats typing or videos for learning to read (video)
We’ve known for a while that being depressed is often linked to a less optimal operating of the working memory. This study takes a more positive route and shows a link between an individual’s sense of purpose and their ability to recall vivid details. From the press release: The researchers found that while both a… Read More Another benefit of having a sense of purpose in life? A better memory.
The very first words of this new study by Marks & O’Connell, published in Intelligence are a very clear question: Does the impact of socioeconomic (SES) on children’s test scores increase as children grow older? This is such an important issue, as we often have learned that there is a Matthew effect in place, making… Read More Does the impact of socioeconomic (SES) on children’s test scores increase as children grow older?
When I first read the title and introduction of the press release I was a bit baffled by the results of this review published in Educational Review as it shows that – in the US – inequalities in income affect how well children do in maths. This is not surprising at all, but more surprising… Read More Huge review study shows link between income inequality in a state and average results on math, but not reading