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?
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?
H/T Bart De Waele
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
The year is almost over, so high time to check which posts have been read and shared most often. These 2019 posts were most popular during the past 12 months: MIT-study looked at the long term effects of the flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse. New Swedish report… Read More The most-read posts of 2019 of The Economy of Meaning!
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Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen Actually, it’s absurd. Students studying to become doctors and lawyers have fairly standard curricula which provide them with an evidence-based basis for their future professions. Students who want to become teachers, on the other hand, have no standard curriculum to provide them with…
This piece by Arline L. Bronzaft on the effect of classroom noise on learning is really interesting and relevant with a lot of links included. A recent report on the impacts of background noise on children’s speech and learning referenced a study linking activity in the auditory cortex to a child’s difficulty in identifying sounds in a… Read More Interesting OpEd: A less noisy classroom equals a better learning environment