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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
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
Elon Musk has the habit of doing big things. Disrupting the car industry, going to space,… In many newspapers today a new thing one of his companies has been working on. It involves a chip and a pig. This video explains it: Musk said a lot of things during the event, but let’s have focus… Read More Wait, is what Elon Musk promises actually possible?
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and among the interesting new studies and reviews, Claire Chuter writes about a new meta-analysis about tutoring, something I’m also doing research on in Leiden (bold by me): Individual preK-12 tutoring experiments, varying widely in context, approach, and cost, have shown the positive impact of tutoring and small-group… Read More The Cost-Benefit Case for Tutoring (Best Evidence in Brief)
With more and more children growing up in cities, one could wonder if it’s a bad thing if they lose their connection to nature. A new review study shows a positive effect on average, but as always: it’s a bit more complicated. From the press release: The review, published in the British Ecological Society Journal People… Read More Does connecting in your childhood to nature has benefits?
What is Ability grouping? What is Elaborative interrogation? What is… Some time ago I discovered the Visible Learning MetaX-tool which gives you easy access to the work of John Hattie. In the tool, you can check the effect sizes for a lot of different approaches and influencing factors in education together with the sources that… Read More A handy glossary list of educational concepts
A new review study by Amez and Baert examined the existing research on the use of smartphones and the consequences for academic success. In short: A predominance of empirical results supporting a negative association. This finding is driven by studies relying on actual GPA measures. But, there is one important limitation: The literature’s main limitation… Read More Does the smartphone hinder learning? New review study suggests ‘yes’, but…