This may seem a bit ‘no shit, Sherlock’ and probably it is, but in times when parents often bring their kids to school by car, it’s worth repeating. Do note the study shows a correlation, not a causal relation. From the press release: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to… Read More No shit, Sherlock: Children who walk or cycle to school less likely to be overweight or obese
It was one of my sisters, Eva-Ann, who sent me this press release and paper with the message: I’ve heard this one before… She did. But it’s always worth mentioning again and the study does go further than what we already know as lead researcher Shaylene Nancekivell and her colleagues looked more in depth to… Read More Again and more: Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental
Why don’t we use social media to teach? It has been a common idea amongst many different educators around the globe, but is it a good idea? This new Italian working paper by Barbetta et al that I found through a tweet – oh, irony – by Carl Hendrick, describes a randomized controlled trial that… Read More Is it a good idea to use e.g. twitter to work on reading comprehension in school?
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Why has the image of tax-supported public schools looking like and operating as factories stuck? ? ? In an earlier post, I traced the history of the metaphor since the early 1900s and its 180-degree switch from a positive to negative meaning. Over the…
It can be the subject of some heated debates, but what is the causal direction between reading ability and reading pleasure? A 2018 study Wouter Duyck shared on Twitter sheds some light on this and it seems that the better you’re able to read, the bigger chance that you will be enjoying reading. The study… Read More What comes first: reading ability or reading pleasure?
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen No two people are the same, not even identical twins. Yes, even two people with exactly the same genes, growing up in exactly the same household, going to the same schools and possibly in the same classrooms with the same teachers, and so…
Yesterday I had the pleasure to take part in an expert meeting on technology in education and ethics. I’ve learned a lot from the specialists around the table who all came from a different background. One of the things I put forward is that we now are experiencing a third wave of inequality in education… Read More Are we seeing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology?