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Interleaving Really Works

Interleaving Really Works We’ve known for quite a while that certain approaches to study, though seemingly more difficult (they’re not) and also thought of by students as less effective (they’re not) really help learning, retention, and even transfer. These, so-called desirable difficulties (Bjork, 1994), include approaches such as retrieval practice (also called by some no-stakes …

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Pandemic learning loss is real. Schools must follow the science to make up for it

Pandemic learning loss is real. Schools must follow the science to make up for it Doug Lemov – author of Teach Like a Champion – wrote an Op-Ed about how to best mediate/alleviate the learning losses due to Covid-19. Here are his thoughts. When the stakes are high for policy decisions, as they of course …

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Interview with Nuno Crato: ‘Language and maths first, the rest comes later’

Interview with Nuno Crato: ‘Language and maths first, the rest comes later’ You cannot improve the quality of education with more teachers, resources or money. Better teaching, more ambition in the curriculum and evaluation are key, says Nuno Crato, the man who turned the tide in Portugal. Klaas Maenhout – De Standaard – October 27, 2021 …

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Laaggeletterdheid komt door slecht onderwijs

Laaggeletterdheid komt door slecht onderwijs Wat volgt is een opiniestuk van Sezgin Cihangir[1] dat op zaterdag 18 september verscheen in Het Parool. Het wordt hier geplaatst met zijn nadrukkelijke toestemming. Vorige week was het de Week van Lezen en Schrijven, voorheen de Week van de Alfabetisering, (die naam was blijkbaar te moeilijk). Op LinkedIn zag …

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Flipping the Flipped Classroom: When Three Wrongs Made a Right

Flipping the Flipped Classroom: When Three Wrongs Made a Right There’s been so much talk about flipping the classroom (and so little real understanding of what it is), that I decided to go to the source. Here’s what I found. There’s some uncertainty as to the origin of the flipped classroom. Some people point to …

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Retrieval practice works in the classroom (but we knew that already)

Retrieval practice works in the classroom (but we knew that already) Opponents of evidence-informed strategies usually say something like: “Sure it works in a controlled laboratory situation, but we’re talking about things that teachers and students need to use in schools”. Here’s a review article by Pooja Agarwal, Ludmilla Nunes, and Janet Blunt that reviewed …

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How do you repair something that’s broken? Do the same thing that broke it.

How do you repair something that’s broken? Do the same thing that broke it. The title of this blog seems to me to be the motto of the “Consensus Study Report of the National Academies of Science●Engineering●Medicine”. This report begins ominously with the opening sentence: Science is an essential tool for solving the greatest problems …

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