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researchED 2022 London

researchED 2022 London Saturday, September 3 2022 was a day that 1500 teachers and researchers, hungry for good teaching, learning, and education converged on Parliament Hill School to present and listen to approximately 120 different sessions. I had the privilege of presenting two sessions, namely: Generative Learning Strategies to Generate Productive LearningThere’s no such thing …

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Sustaining content through literacy instruction to improve reading comprehension outcomes in the early grades

Sustaining content through literacy instruction to improve reading comprehension outcomes in the early grades Best Evidence in Brief (BEiB) from Johns Hopkins University provides a twice-monthly roundup of articles related to education research. This week one of the articles is a longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT) where J.S Kim and colleagues evaluated the effect of the …

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Sequence matters! Retrieval practice before generative learning is more effective than the reverse order

Sequence matters! Retrieval practice before generative learning is more effective than the reverse order In a recent article in Learning and Instruction, Julian Roelle, Linda Froese, Rebecca Krebs, Niklas Obergassel, and Julia Waldeyer published an article discussing the effects of sequencing retrieval practice and generative learning. In other words, does it matter if, after reading …

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Effectgroottes en meta-analyses: Hoe interpreteer je “evidence” in evidence-based

Effectgroottes en meta-analyses: Hoe interpreteer je “evidence” in evidence-based Kripa Sundar en Pooja Agarwal publiceerden een gids om on te helpen begrijpen wat meta-analyses en meta-meta-analyses zijn. Wikipedia definieert een meta-analyse als: een onderzoek waarbij de resultaten van eerder uitgevoerde onderzoeken samen worden genomen om een preciezere uitspraak te doen over een bepaald fenomeen of …

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Nog Vijf Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes

Nog Vijf Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes Deze blog is een iets andere blog dan mijn column die verschnenen is in het januari/februarinummer van Didactief. In 2016 schreef ik voor Didactief een blog/column Tien Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes. Die ging over een hoofdstuk in de Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (2e editie) onder redactie van Richard …

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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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