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The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down!

The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down! Here’s a new chapter of the continuing story of/debate on whether it’s better for learning if you use pen/pencil and paper or a keyboard. Recently I came upon a new piece of research via ScienceDaily entitled Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for …

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Pupils can learn more effectively through stories than activities

You often hear that active ‘doing’ (pupil-centred) is better than ‘telling’ (teacher-centred) and that this is even more important and more ‘true’ when it comes to younger children. Unfortunately, this new study at the University of Bath shows that storytelling — the oldest form of teaching — is the most effective way of teaching primary …

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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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Registered Reports in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

By: Em. prof. dr. Paul. A. Kirschner, Editor-in-Chief, Open University of the Netherlands / Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, and Dr. Jeroen Janssen, Associate Editor, Utrecht University, Netherlands The science of learning and instruction is a rapidly evolving field, with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. It is also sometimes burdened by two …

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