As I child I watched way too much television. Besides helping me learn to speak and write a personal kind of English, what has been the result? A new report assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned… Read More How has television been shaping the values of our children?
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen In the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing several blogs on generative and productive learning strategies. In short, generative learning isn’t just ‘being actively involved with the subject matter’, but rather doing something with what you have to or want to learn. It’s generative…
The great xkcd!
It seems that so often Corona has made existing problems worse, often in the form of a domino-effect. This new study shows the gender gap between mothers and fathers in the labor force has grown significantly since the onset of the pandemic, especially in states where elementary schools primarily offered remote instruction. From the press… Read More How school closures worsened the gender gap
Originally posted on Research Digest:
By?Emma Young Though the gender pay gap is narrowing in the UK, it still remains. It’s vital, then, to fully understand what causes it — and so what can be done to ensure that women are paid the same as men for doing the same work. Research does show that…
My wife and I have been reading together with our children for over a decade. Once and a while we used a digital book, but most often paper was our first choice. This new meta-analysis and review by Furenes, Kucirkova, & Bus shows that this was a good choice as digital books may harm young… Read More New meta-analysis and review: Digital books can harm young children’s learning (but this shouldn’t be the case)
I knew already for a long time that this thinking in gender stereotypes is flawed, but this new study again casts serious doubts on the popular idea that male students perform better than female students in science. Do note that the researchers did find significant differences, but with a weak effect size. From the press… Read More New study shows that the stereotype is wrong: male students don’t necessarily perform better than female students in science
This is probably the first time you will read or see something about football on this blog, but this is really funny. This Football Italia advert is brilliant! pic.twitter.com/RVdGtShuGC — 90s Football (@90sfootball) March 5, 2021
Ah, the reading wars round number…? I don’t know, but again research suggests that explicit instruction — a phonics teaching method in which the relationship between sound and spelling is taught directly and systematically — is more effective than self-discovery through reading. Who knew? But wait, there is something novel in this as it’s not about… Read More Again: ‘Explicit instruction’ provides dramatic benefits in learning to read (but there is a twist)
I learned a long time ago that in Flanders a good reputation of a school can go back thirty years and often isn’t necessarily related to the actual quality. This new study reminds me of this. It’s an analysis of parents’ reviews of U.S. public K-12 schools, posted primarily from 2009 to 2019 on the popular… Read More A new study on how well parents know the quality of the schools of their children… Can you guess the answer?