Students Who Want To Cut Down On Their Drinking Often Feel Forced To Compromise For Social Connection

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By?Emily Reynolds Drinking culture is a huge part of university, with Freshers’ Week events often revolving near-exclusively around getting drunk. A 2018 survey from the National Union of Students found that 76% of respondents feel an expectation for students to “drink to get drunk”; 79% agreed that “drinking and getting…

Again for who ever doubted it: Prior knowledge predicts new learning of domain-relevant information.

I was not sure if it was needed to post this new study as it doesn’t add a lot of new insights to what we already know. Still, in times of replication crises, it’s always worth noting that an existing insight still stands: prior knowledge is key and more important: there is often a Matthew… Read More Again for who ever doubted it: Prior knowledge predicts new learning of domain-relevant information.

A very different sound about technology in education: there is an ‘astonishing’ shortage of information about how rapid advances in educational technology could help pupils with disabilities in low and middle-income countries

The past year EdTech has been in the focus of educational news besides some kind of virus-thingy. But while a lot of people and tech companies are having high hopes that this situation will finally mean the big breakthrough of technology in education this new report shares a more gloomy story about the current lack… Read More A very different sound about technology in education: there is an ‘astonishing’ shortage of information about how rapid advances in educational technology could help pupils with disabilities in low and middle-income countries

Paper versus computer, round 237 and 238, now again in favor of paper

Ever since the first pen is mightier than the keyboard suggesting that you would remember more when writing notes on paper rather than by typing on a keyboard, there have been different positive and negative replications. Now there is some new research supporting the original claim: A study of Japanese university students and recent graduates has… Read More Paper versus computer, round 237 and 238, now again in favor of paper

The Experience Of Being “Tolerated”, Rather Than Accepted, Leads To Lower Wellbeing Among Ethnic Minority Groups

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By Emily Reynolds Tolerance is often touted as a progressive value, a way of ensuring that society offers equal opportunities to all. But it can also imply “putting up with” something or someone you fundamentally disagree with or dislike — being tolerated isn’t the same as being genuinely valued or respected,…

3 small things one can do to handle learning loss due to Covid19

Many countries are developing major rescue plans for dealing with the consequences of Covid19, announcing or already spending huge sums of money. This can be a good thing if the money is being well spent – e.g. on tutoring – but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t small things schools can do that can make… Read More 3 small things one can do to handle learning loss due to Covid19