Not really new, but confirmation can be handy: new study shows quizzes improve academic performance

We’ve known the positive effect on learning of regular (low-stake) testing for quite some while, but this meta-analytic study in combination reconfirms it. From the press release: About a year ago, a conversation during a faculty meeting piqued Marcus Crede’s interest. A senior faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Psychology said that he… Read More Not really new, but confirmation can be handy: new study shows quizzes improve academic performance

The impact of teacher burnout on student behavior and discipline issues

Education is often interaction, but some kinds of interaction are not necessarily so positive. A new study – with some high No Shit, Sherlock! feel to it – shows that the stress of teachers can have a trickle-down effect on their students, leading to disruptive behavior that results in student suspensions. And I’ll add: probably… Read More The impact of teacher burnout on student behavior and discipline issues

New meta-analysis on the bilingual advantage in executive functions of children

This is quite a study by Gunnured et al. It checks a lot of quality boxes, such as preregistration, open data… The topic is a field that has been quite difficult to examine, as it discusses the influence of bilingualism on executive functions (EF) of children. Why is this kind of research difficult? Well, while… Read More New meta-analysis on the bilingual advantage in executive functions of children

One year today: More Urban Myths about Learning and Education announced

Paul Kirschner just reminded me that a year ago we were able to announce our second book about Urban Myths about Learning and Education. Over 4000 copies have been sold already worldwide and counting! Check your local book store or buy the book online! If you want to read a free chapter, check this article… Read More One year today: More Urban Myths about Learning and Education announced

Don’t get this the wrong way: Teens who think their parents are loving are less likely to be cyberbullies

Again an interesting study but: correlation doesn’t equal causation this doesn’t mean all children from broken families will become CYBERbullies From the press release: Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.… Read More Don’t get this the wrong way: Teens who think their parents are loving are less likely to be cyberbullies

Cornell versus Ebbinghaus

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
Most of us are only too familiar with the mordant truth of Shakespeare’s observation that “Old men forget, yet all shall be forgot”. In fact, things are generally even worse than the Bard suggests: everyone forgets, all the time. In time, all shall indeed be forgot. This was established…

“No, it’s mine”… Study suggests faculty networks not enough to spread evidence-based practices

How can you get better in teaching as a team? Very important question, but this new study looking at how innovative teaching ideas are shared amongst STEM-faculty members, shows a bit of a depressing answer at first: they are often keeping the information inside the group of more forward-thinking members. But the researchers do have… Read More “No, it’s mine”… Study suggests faculty networks not enough to spread evidence-based practices