And the winner is… testing! — 3-Star learning experiences

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen When you ask learners how they study or how they prepare for a test, it’s likely that they’ll tell you that they reread and/or highlight and/or underline important paragraphs or sentences in their textbooks, workbooks, prints, and so forth. Another thing they might tell you is that they study/restudy […]

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Yes, we can teach our children about technology, but let’s just ban phones in school | Sona Sodha — Education | The Guardian

We need to provide safe spaces where kids can learn positive online behavioursWhen I heard that Eton now requires its year 9s to hand in their mobile phones at bedtime, my immediate thought was I quite like the idea of a check-in, zone-out service that would confiscate my smartphone as the Love Island credits start…

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Why Dutch teenagers are among the happiest in the world — Education | The Guardian

Teens in Netherlands regularly top life satisfaction tables, with schooling playing a big roleIn a biology class at a secondary school near Rotterdam, Gerrit the skeleton is not the only one with a permanent grin.The Groen van Prinstererlyceum, which first trialled happiness lessons a decade ago, teaches some of the least troubled teens in the…

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Book Review: Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research: In Praise of Detours edited by Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier and Elina Maslo — Impact of Social Sciences

The collection Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research: In Praise of Detours, edited by Charlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier and Elina Maslo, is comprised of short essays that offer imaginative detours from conventional academic wisdom to reflect on lived experiences of research. While the volume at times risks emphasising the unhappy aspects of academic life over and…

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Weekly Digest #113: Achieving Work-Life Balance In Teachers — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

One month ago, we posted a weekly digest on Burnout in the education sector. Today, we would like to present resources on work-life balance in education, particularly for teachers. Some tips and strategies found here may help to avoid developing burnout in the first place and increase wellbeing for teachers in general. We hope you find…

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How Parents Can Push Back Against Troubling Trends in Education — Truth in American Education

The trend lines in public education are troubling. The system is relentlessly remolded from liberal-arts education to narrow workforce training to benefit politically connected corporations. Teachers are marginalized in favor of machines, as curricula move online and students are relegated to screens instead of face-to-face instruction. Sophisticated software platforms compile mountains of intensely personal data…

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Credit Where Credit is Due — The Effortful Educator

My classroom changed about two years ago. The way I thought about educating my students and how I wanted to educate myself further took a massive turn on twitter in September of 2016…more on that later. In the past two years, I have become a much more fervent, yet skeptical, consumer of information with respect…

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Is competition driving innovation or damaging scientific research? | Anonymous academic — Higher Education Network | The Guardian

When a colleague with shaky data raced a competitor to be first to publish, I saw how the perverse incentives in research workThere’s an oft-repeated phrase in the scientific world that “competition drives innovation”. This can definitely sometimes be true, but in my experience the reality most of the time is that competition can be…

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University faculty believe in Learning Styles and promote it to students while their Teacher Training departments say it’s a myth — Donald Clark Plan B

In a 2017 study by Newton & Miah, from the University of Swansea, Evidence-Based Higher Education – Is the Learning Styles ‘Myth’, 58% believe Learning Styles to be beneficial. Only 33% actually used Learning Styles but remarkably, they report that 32% faculty continuing to believe in their use, even after being presented with the evidence…

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A Tale Told by an Idiot, Dept. — traditional math

Yet another article on Singapore Math, which in the end signifies nothing. In fact, this one could probably be used as a template for so-called education reporters when they write about math education. It starts out well enough with a very concise history of the program that was developed in Singapore: What is referred to […]

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