No impact for inquiry-based learning intervention (Best Evidence in Brief)

A new Best Evidence in Brief with a study confirming earlier research like PISA 2015: The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has published an evaluation of an inquiry-based learning intervention – CREST Silver Award. Delivered by the British Science Association, the CREST program aims to help students engage with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects… Read More No impact for inquiry-based learning intervention (Best Evidence in Brief)

Who determines the higher education aspirations of kids? School or parents?

In this study the answer is parents, but I do think this study needs replication in different regions to see how it differs based on different cultures. I can also imagine other elements playing a role that weren’t included in this study. From the press release: A new study shows that the elementary school a… Read More Who determines the higher education aspirations of kids? School or parents?

“Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success”, well duh?

Most of what we develop and achieve is probably due to a complex interaction between both nature and nurture, and if you try to combine one of the biggest elements in the environment – family and their SES – with genetics, it would be strange not to find a good prediction of academic success. Still,… Read More “Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success”, well duh?

A meta-analysis on the timing and content of effective feedback through text

An often overlooked benefit of Google Scholar is that the tool often shares interesting studies based on your own work and interests This is how I discovered this meta-analysis. The results summarized: Feedback supports learning from text. Feedback is particularly effective if provided directly after reading. If provided after reading, elaborate and correct-answer-feedback are most… Read More A meta-analysis on the timing and content of effective feedback through text