Interesting read: Adaptive practice, personalized learning, and what will “obviously” work in education. | Pedro

Has been a while that I did a blog post like this, but this new post by Daniel Willingham is an interesting read – adding to this earlier post by Larry Cuban.

Daniel Willingham is discussing in his post this new Dutch study:

A double-blind field experiment for evaluating two practicing algorithms.
Adaptive practicing yields test scores similar to traditional static practicing.
High ability students perform slightly worse when practicing adaptively.
Effective personalization of education asks for a more comprehensive approach.

Does this mean that adaptive instruction doesn’t work?…

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