How do teacher-student interactions affect emotions and behaviors? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Another kind of study in the latest Best Evidence in Brief: A study published in PLOS ONE examined how classroom environment shapes the emotions and behaviors of students. Using a sample of Chinese students, JianaWang and colleagues examined the association between classroom environment and emotional and behavioral problems across different school stages, while also considering the… Read More How do teacher-student interactions affect emotions and behaviors? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Great stories can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but also… decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts

Just google storytelling and you’ll find a lot of links stressing the importance of a good story in a presentation. Most TED-talks will have one or two great stories. But what is the effect of those stories on the persuasiveness of facts? A new study shows something very interesting. Oh, I omitted that funny story… Read More Great stories can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but also… decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts

A different kind of result: Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships

The past few years we saw many negative effects of Facebook, but not all is negative. In short: Type of friends affects building social capital via Facebook and traditional media. Facebook compensates for traditional media with friends from high school. With college friends, those with lower self-efficacy gain more from Facebook. With college friends, those… Read More A different kind of result: Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships

MIT-study looked at the long term effects of flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse.

I posted about a recent meta-analysis on flipped classroom a few months ago. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t new studies being published. The good thing of this RCT is that they also looked at the long term effects. And while the short term effects seemed positive, the story rapidly changes: The results of our… Read More MIT-study looked at the long term effects of flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse.

Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and while the insights in this study aren’t new at all, it’s worth repeating again and again and again and again and… A report published by the Nuffield Foundation in the UK finds that computer use in schools does not on its own boost students’ digital literacy or prepare… Read More Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)