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Paul A. Kirschner

The relationship of bilingualism and cognitive advantage

Not unexpected, those who are bilingual experience a switching (one of the best known executive functions) advantage, but this was not the case for other EFs such as inhibition, attention, monitoring, working memory, and planning. The hypothesis that bilingual children have a cognitive advantage related to their executive function has been accepted as a truth …

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Organising Knowledge: Ausubel’s Advance organisers

Here’s a really clear and useful blog by David Rodger-Goodwin on David Ausubel’s Advance Organisers. The Situation – Expert teachers create and maintain, almost automatically, complex networks that link concepts, ideas and facts within their domain which students don’t have. The Solution – Popularised by the psychologist David Ausubel (1968), advance organisers provide the conceptual framework for …

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Can You Only Diagnose What You Know? The Relation Between Teachers’ Self-Regulation of Learning Concepts and Their Assessment of Students’ Self-Regulation

You’ve often heard from me about the problem that I have with using both self-report as a measure when doing research as well as using teacher-report as a measure. My reasons are simple, namely that such reports are subjective and not objective and that they are usually neither valid nor reliable. These two problems are …

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Are computer-supported literacy interventions effective for young children?

Computer-assisted learning (CAL) is gaining popularity due to its promise of cost-effectiveness, individualized approach, and enhanced engagement. However, recent research, published by Ludo Verhoeven and colleagues in Educational Research Review, shows that the effect size of CAL was smaller than those found in previous meta-analyses that investigated teacher-supported early literacy interventions. This lends evidence to a …

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How complot theories differ from complots?

This ‘long look’ (48 minutes) is a really nicely produced video by Kirby Ferguson about conspiracy theories in which he explains why they’re almost always different from real conspiracies. Don’t let the first source fool you: It’s a conspiracy to make Dutch the dominant world language 🙂 It’s in English! Thanks to Pepijn van Erp …

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Learning inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic

De resultaten van een onderzoek aan de Oxford University na het analyseren van toetsresultaten van leerlingen van circa 15 procent van de Nederlandse basisscholen laten een leerverlies zien van ongeveer 3 percentielpunten oftewel 0,08 standaarddeviaties. De verliezen zijn tot 55% groter onder leerlingen uit laagopgeleide gezinnen. Bij het onderzoeken van mechanismen vonden ze dat het …

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Does Classroom Use of Computers Cause Gains in Students’ Academic Achievement?

Robert (Bob) Slavin begins this way: A decade ago when a surge of interest in placing computers in classrooms was joined to available public and private money, U.S. schools went on a rampage of buying and distributing devices to students and teachers. At that time I wrote a post about a puzzling fact that was …

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Mag ik mijn geld terug? Onderwijs en Covid19

Ik werd afgelopen week door NOS op 3 geïnterviewd n.a.v. een petitie die aan de overheid ingediend werd over restitutie van het betalde collegegeld wegens “slecht’ online onderwijs. Ik heb lekker driekwartier met eindredacteur Roel van Niekerk gesproken, maar je weet hoe dat gaat: Je geeft een interview van 45 minuten en uiteindelijk komen er …

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