The effects of self-assessment

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with among others, this study: An article published in Educational Research Review examines the effects of self-assessment on self-regulated learning (SRL) and self-efficacy in four meta-analyses. To understand the impact of students’ assessment of their own work, Ernesto Panadero and colleagues from Spain analyzed 19 studies comprised of 2,305 students… Read More The effects of self-assessment

New publication: The Science of Early Learning (Deans for Impact)

I saw the announcement yesterday, and you can now download this new publication by Deans for Impact yourself here. This is the short introduction: How do young children develop their sense of self? How do they learn to understand what they read, and express their ideas in writing? How do they develop abstract knowledge of… Read More New publication: The Science of Early Learning (Deans for Impact)

A week in replication, some failed, some successful: Big Five, note taking and stereotype threats

The past week I read several replication studies with mixed results: The good news, most research on personality, more specific The Big Five, replicates! Check the pre-print or this BPS Digest. Is the pen mightier than the keyboard for taking notes. It is a study that I’ve mentioned quite a lot before, but the replication now… Read More A week in replication, some failed, some successful: Big Five, note taking and stereotype threats

Can you train executive functions? A second meta-analysis says…

In 2015 I wrote this blogpost on a meta-analysis on the training of executive functions. The results were a bit depressing. Today I found a new meta-analysis via Jeroen Jansen and the results… are again not that good and it all has to do with one of the key concepts in education: transfer.  The meta-analysis… Read More Can you train executive functions? A second meta-analysis says…

A meta-analysis on computer-supported collaborative learning (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with among others, this study that might surprise some people and oh, my dear friend and co-author Paul Kirschner was involved: Juanjuan Chen and colleagues recently performed a meta-analysis on the effects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Using 425 empirical studies (all of which used a controlled experimental or… Read More A meta-analysis on computer-supported collaborative learning (Best Evidence in Brief)