This is interesting, although do bear in mind that PISA only allows for claims about correlations, the data doesn’t allow to show any causal relations: students who have repeated a grade have higher risks of being victims of bullying in countries around the world, according to a new study of nearly half a million students.… Read More Repeating a year can lead to being bullied (study)
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From time to time I have published posts that take a look at innovations that policymakers and practitioners hailed as “transforming”? or “revolutionary” insofar as altering how districts conduct business, schools work, teachers teach and students learn. Not only hyped in the media and…
Sometimes there aren’t enough studies to repeat a message: life can be very hard for children. One way to have a hard childhood is having to live with a parent suffering from depression. New research shows – again – the possible effects: those children are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational… Read More Not really new, still depressing: Children by a depressed parent are more likely to develop depression and to do worse at school
Whenever you look something up on Google, do you know what your knowledge is and what Google gave you as information? You might think that you do, but research by Adrian Ward that he’s been working on for almost a decade shows it’s probably not the case: In the current digital age, people are constantly… Read More People mistake the internet’s knowledge for their own
Next summer my co-authors and I publish a new book about psychology. A big part of this book discusses developmental psychology. This new study mapped young children’s ability to laugh and make jokes. The researchers did this using data involving 671 children from birth to 4 years of age, from around the world. From the… Read More When do young children start to laugh and make jokes?
Teacher shortages have become a huge issue in many regions. Often the focus is on attracting new people, but I do think that the most important starting point should be the retention of the people who are in education. That’s why this kind of research by Ama Amitai and Mieke Van Houtte is so needed.… Read More Why do teachers leave the profession? (New qualitative study)
Of course, from the great xkcd.com
Ah, procrastination. The little devil that makes that by the end of the day you feel guilty because you did so little. Maybe you think deadlines could help people to procrastinate less, but it’s more complicated. New research has found through a field experiment that if you want someone to help you out with something,… Read More How to avoid procrastination? Don’t use long deadlines!
…and that is fascinating. Language scientists have discovered that this is happening independently of the language that a person speaks or the writing system that they use. Because of this it could be a clue to the origins of spoken words! From the press release: The research breakthrough came from exploring the ‘bouba/kiki effect’, where… Read More For everybody throughout the world ‘bouba’ sounds round in shape, and ‘kiki’ sounds pointy
Originally posted on Education, economics and public policy:
Learning Loss due to COVID-19: it’s real! (News and Research 268) Learning loss during COVID-19: An early systematic review | With Covid-19 having caused significant disruption to the global education system, researchers are beginning to become concerned with the impact that this has had on student learning…