The importance of language proficiency for answering scientific questions

While it’s not the purpose of an assessment of e.g. science, quite often in reality you are measuring at least in part the language proficiency of the pupils or students. As this new study shows, this is very important in an age that a lot of students have a different mother tongue than the language… Read More The importance of language proficiency for answering scientific questions

The Replication Crisis Lowers The Public’s Trust In Psychology — But Can That Trust Be Built Back Up?

Originally posted on Research Digest:
By Matthew Warren Often when we discuss the replication crisis in psychology, the main focus is on what it means for the research community — how do research practices need to change, for instance, or which sub-disciplines are most affected? These are all important questions, of course. But there’s another that…

Disappointing results for digital feedback in primary math (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief  and this time everything seems to be relevant, but I chose this new evaluation: The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has published an evaluation of Digital Feedback in Primary Maths, a program that aims to improve primary school teachers’ feedback to students. The intervention uses a tablet… Read More Disappointing results for digital feedback in primary math (Best Evidence in Brief)

The state of the learning profession: Neuromyths and (lack of) evidence-informed practice

Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner Last month, the Online Learning Consortium published an international report titled Neuromyths and Evidence-Based practice in Higher Education (thanks to Donald Clark for pointing it out on Twitter). The reason for this research is articulated well by Professor Howard-Jones in the Preface. He…

Well-Being as a Cognitive Load Reducing Agent: A Review of the Literature

Just a  while ago I wrote a piece on this blog about scarcity mindset and cognitive load theory. Today I discover this review by Hawthorne and Vella-Brodrick, co-authored by John Hattie about the link between well-being and cognitive load theory and just like me they kept using the distinction between extraneous, intrinsic and germane load,… Read More Well-Being as a Cognitive Load Reducing Agent: A Review of the Literature