This study showed that at least 10% of the students cheated on the test, but there is a very cheap solution!

Yesterday I found this NBER-working paper via this tweet: This study was able to identify cheaters in a science course at a top university (shared wrong answers were a more powerful indicator than shared right ones) 10% of students cheated! The problem was completely solved with a simple change: random seating. https://t.co/fwKHy7wFzh pic.twitter.com/qGyMOj6L53 — Ethan… Read More This study showed that at least 10% of the students cheated on the test, but there is a very cheap solution!

New article: “Teaching is a necessary, and as yet unfulfilled, goal of psychological science”

Last year I had the honor and pleasure of writing an article together with David Daniel about the role psychological research plays in informing teaching. This article has now been published in Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. An excerpt: The typical set-up in much of the pedagogical research is a treatment vs. no treatment (or “business as… Read More New article: “Teaching is a necessary, and as yet unfulfilled, goal of psychological science”

Mitos urbanos sobre aprendizaje y educación (Our first Urban Myths about Learning and Education now available in Spanish)

No, I will never get used to this. We first wrote our book in Dutch. This was followed by the extremely popular version in English (with still at least one copy sold every single day, imagine that), a version in Swedish and even a Chinese edition. And now the Spanish version has been published. Muchas… Read More Mitos urbanos sobre aprendizaje y educación (Our first Urban Myths about Learning and Education now available in Spanish)

New study confirms the importance of teachers’ wellbeing for learning

We’ve seen before that the mental state of teachers can have an impact on how children e.g. behave in class. No, really. Those studies suggested that this could also have a further negative effect on learning, something that has now – again – been confirmed by this new study which adds important insights about the… Read More New study confirms the importance of teachers’ wellbeing for learning

Children of well-educated mothers and fathers have higher survival rates

We’ve known for a long time that there is a correlation between the educational level of mothers and surviving as a child. But this new review study published in The Lancet shows also the importance of fathers’ education even in rich countries! From the press release: Every day, around 15 000 children under the age of… Read More Children of well-educated mothers and fathers have higher survival rates

Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things

I think this is a very interesting study as it made me look in a different way at something that seemed logical but is not. I do also think that there is some causal relationship is being mixed up with a mere correlation in the press release, luckily not in the actual study. From the… Read More Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things