De volgende woorden zijn geen synoniemen voor leren | Pedro

Vandaag geef ik de hele dag les over leren en bedacht net dat het even handig is om een overzicht te geven van woorden en concepten die niet synoniem zijn aan leren: Welbevinden: Je kan je perfect goed voelen, de les zeer aangenaam vinden, maar niet noodzakelijk iets bijleren. Betrokkenheid: Leerlingen kunnen zeer actief meewerken, […]

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Paper beats ereaders…for now |

Over the weekend I posted a link to a new study (Singer & Alexander, 2017) comparing reading comprehension when reading from a screen and reading from paper. Ninety undergraduates read four texts each: two book excerpts and two newspaper articles, all on various topics concerning childhood ailments. Two were read digitally, and two on paper. The results showed that subjects reading from a screen or from paper were equally proficient in identifying the main idea, but subjects reading paper did a better job when asked to list key points of the text, and to describe how it related to the…

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How high schools hide dropouts | Joanne

Orlando’s Olympia High boasts a 90 percent graduation rate — not counting students who go to an alternative school where few graduate.

High schools are inflating graduation rates and test scores by steering low achievers to alternative schools, reports ProPublica and USA Today. When they drop out, nobody’s accountable.

Heather Vogell and Hannah Fresques focus on Orlando, Florida, where district schools, such as “A”-rated Olympia High, send their future dropouts to for-profit charters such as Sunshine High.

Sunshine’s 455 students — more than 85 percent of whom are black or Hispanic —…

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Another reason why we have music? Parenting? | Pedro

I love music. Actually, I couldn’t imagine living without it. But where does music comes from? Why does music exist? I’ve heard several explanations in the past, and this new study adds a new theory, and it has all to do with parenting.

From the press release:

A new theory paper, co-authored by Graduate School of Education doctoral student Samuel Mehr and Assistant Professor of Psychology Max Krasnow, proposes that infant-directed song evolved as a way for parents to signal to children that their needs are being met, while still freeing up parents to perform other tasks, like foraging for…

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Kid-friendly ‘Martian’ teaches science | Joanne

David Beck uses The Martian to teach science at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos, Calif. Photo: Carlos Gonzalez /New York Times

An astronaut is stranded on Mars, nobody knows he’s alive and rescue is four years away, far longer than his food supply will hold out. “Gosh darn it!” he says.

Science teachers are using a profanity-free classroom edition of The Martian to teach physics, astronomy and chemistry, reports Alexandra Alter in the New York Times. It’s the same story with less cursing. (The astronaut doesn’t really say “gosh darn it.”)

To survive on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney must…

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Aftermath of a Teachers’ Strike: Who Will Step Up to Tackle the ‘Wicked Problem’? | Paul W. Bennett

A hard lesson in public education is being learned in one of the most unlikely places, the Canadian East Coast province of Nova Scotia, better known by license plates emblazoned with the motto “Canada’s Ocean Playground.”  The earth has shaken. That province has just survived its first protracted teacher dispute and the first teachers’ strike in the 122-year history of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

Here’s the backstory and a few questions raised by the bitter, divisive teacher dispute — where there are no clear winners and the provincial school system with 400 schools, 118,000 students,…

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Dejad de Propagar el Mito de los Estilos de Aprendizaje | Paul Kirschner

Dejad de Propagar el Mito de los Estilos de Aprendizaje Paul A. Kirschner Open University of the Netherlands, Valkenburgerweg 177, 6419AT Heerlen, The Netherlands University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland Correo electrónico: Traducido y adaptado por: Héctor Pijeira Diaz y Raidell Avello Martínez   Artículo Original (Source): Kirschner, P. A. (2017). Stop propagating the learning […]

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