A link between hearing large amounts of adult speech as toddler and better cognitive skills.

This is a kind of follow up on the infamous 30 million word gap, and a sad one to be frank, as this has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness.. With a novel way to make sure the… Read More A link between hearing large amounts of adult speech as toddler and better cognitive skills.

Kidults

Originally posted on Youth Culture – Arteveldehogeschool:
Written by: Chloë Willekens, Elona de Maesschalk, Jean-marie Mahi, Emiel Van Den daele, Andraz Corn en Fien Van der Heyden Introduction: In today’s world, being young is a global lifestyle choice. We live in a postmodern society in which infantile behaviour had become an aspirational model to follow.…

Home visits show effect on absenteeism and performance (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies, such as this one: A new study by Steven Sheldon and Sol Bee Jung from our own Johns Hopkins School of Education examines Parent Teacher Home Visits (PTHV), a strategy for engaging educators and families as a team to support student achievement. The PTHV… Read More Home visits show effect on absenteeism and performance (Best Evidence in Brief)

New very interesting research on ‘bullshitters’, based on PISA-data

I found this new study by John Jerrim, Phil Parker and Nikki Shure through a tweet by Christian Bokhove.  Before you get offended by the concept of ‘bullshitters’, first let me explain to you what is meant by it: Bullshitting is a well-known social phenomenon. It can be summarised as a situation where an individual… Read More New very interesting research on ‘bullshitters’, based on PISA-data