ResearchED at home started today with Dan WIllingham
When I speak to parents and teachers about texting, things often get awkward soon. They all know the situations of teenagers sharing nude pictures with each other while e.g. in a relation, but things go wrong when those pictures are shared beyond that relation. Many adults will say ‘just don’t sext’, but that doesn’t seem… Read More Is it time to teach teens ‘safe’ sexting?
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. And this time it has a new review that I will quote almost weekly, as it’s about a question I very often get: what is best for learning: print or digital. Answer is again: print. A recent meta-analysis in The Journal of Research on… Read More Printed vs digital text: A meta-analysis (Best Evidence in Brief)
But wait… maybe it’s because Finland sent in a dream team as it’s a comparison between 67 students from an international school in Finland versus 348 students in participant groups of between 170 and 176 across three districts in California. The districts had diverse populations with a free and reduced student lunch rate of 36%,… Read More In the world student championship recognizing fake news it’s Finland 1 US 0, but wait?
It seems a detail, and actually it is. But the devil is in the details in this case for sure as this new study shows that when people listen to recordings of a scientist presenting their work, the quality of audio has a significant impact on whether people believed what they were hearing. Even worse: this… Read More Believe the scientist or not, it also depends on the quality of the audio
It’s a very popular idea, dating back to the theories and studies by Bandura: seeing violence teaches people to act violently. And more recently there was an American president linking computer games to school shootings. This new study shows that this maybe unwarranted. In this study by Kühn et al published in Nature the researchers… Read More New study in Nature: playing a lof of violent games doesn’t make players more violent