Goodbye Growth Mindset, Hello Efficacy and Attribution Theory

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner First, just to make it crystal clear, this blog is NOT about bashing Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory. Dweck is a respected researcher and her work on motivation over the last 40 years has been very influential (e.g., Dweck & Leggett, 1988). There are, however, some challenges with her […]

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Schools struggling to recover from COVID-19

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on almost all areas of life in the United States, and one of the most severe problems has been the impact on our public school system. So, it was no surprise that the first meeting of the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education on June 2, 2020 focused on presentations…

Schools struggling to recover from COVID-19 — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo

While most language testing operations have been suspended during the pandemic, there have been a number of important developments over the past two months, including the introduction of a wider range of at-home and online testing options. Some test centres are now beginning to re-open and more are expected to offer some level of test…

Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo — ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Contexts in math education — Fair schooling & assessment

[Twitter original thread Dec 17th 2019, 12 tweets, 5 min read] Question: is ‘daily life (and its situations)’ a knowledge domain? Can one learn to become an expert in ‘daily life’? I am asking this for a friend who thinks that it is fair to test mastery of math by hiding math problems in situations […]

Contexts in math education — Fair schooling & assessment

Schools struggle to feed children as COVID-19 continues — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

According to a slide presentation from the Kentucky Department of Education at the June 2, 2020 meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education, after the Corona Virus caused general school shutdowns, Kentucky’s public school system still provided school lunches to 303,936 students during the month of April 2020. It’s an impressive figure, and undoubtedly…

Schools struggle to feed children as COVID-19 continues — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

How Should I Study for the Test? — The Effortful Educator

If you’re a teacher, you’ve probably fielded this question before: How should I study for the test? When I really consider the question, it is an interesting query. Generally speaking, students don’t change their methods of studying depending upon the material. They study one way, no matter the subject. To me, asking this question implies…

How Should I Study for the Test? — The Effortful Educator

7 great things Duolingo teaches us about good online learning

Luis von Ahn is the brains, the driver and innovator behind Duolingo. From Guatemala, he’s a mathematician and computer scientist on a mission to keep language learning free. The story is fascinating. It was valued at $1.5 billion at the end of 2019 and their revenues have risen through the pandemic from $400,000 per day…

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