Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Sijie Sheng: Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of an immersive virtual reality (IVR) simulation method compared with a video for teaching and learning scientific knowledge by conducting 2 experiments. In Experiment 1, 131 students were… Read More Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (Best Evidence in Brief)

Want more students to learn languages? Try to convince the parents!

In the region where I live, we’ve seen a decline in students learning languages, not unlike in other regions. What to do? This new research shows that children’s willingness to study subjects like French, German or Spanish is shaped far more by their parents’ attitudes than by their teachers or friends. From the press release:… Read More Want more students to learn languages? Try to convince the parents!

Student satisfaction in flipped classroom? Guidance, pedagogy, and a safe atmosphere

This new study discusses not the benefits of the flipped classroom for learning but what influences the satisfaction during flipped classroom approaches. In short: when they have systematic guidance on the teaching approach in use, comprehensive understanding of both the content being taught and the discipline more generally, a nd a safe learning atmosphere conducive… Read More Student satisfaction in flipped classroom? Guidance, pedagogy, and a safe atmosphere

No, older adults seem not to be more likely to fall for fake news than younger adults

This is a study that got me surprised, to be honest. It found that older adults are no more likely to fall for fake news than younger adults, with age-related susceptibility to deceptive news evident only among those categorized as the ‘oldest old.’ A couple of elements to consider: the study was conducted during the… Read More No, older adults seem not to be more likely to fall for fake news than younger adults