Despite their popularity in the educational world, the existence of different "learning styles" has not been clearly supported by scientific evidence. As a matter of fact, a team of researchers recently came to the conclusion that learning style-based instruction could even be detrimental to students.
While reprimands are the dominant classroom management strategy of most educators, praise is actually much more effective. Simple interventions such as the University of Kansas’ CW-FIT program can have a tremendous impact on student learning by increasing and improving instruction time.
Mistake-based “corrective” feedback is effective with students from cultural backgrounds characterized by high power distance and collectivism, but counter-productive in opposite cultural contexts, new study finds.
The 4E framework is a simple way to conceptualize modern advances in our understanding of cognition, as well as their consequences for education. In this model, human thinking is essentially embodied, embedded, extended and enacted.
As popular as it is, S.M.A.R.T. goals-setting is ill-adapted to education, which explains why its results are so often disappointing. The reasons lie in its very origins as a business management strategy. Fortunately, a traditional Tibetan practice may help us develop a W.I.S.E. approach that is not only more likely to succeed, but also highly culturally adaptable and more in line with holistic personal growth objectives.
Students are more likely to engage with and act upon feedback when it is warm and uses simple strategies to influence their attitude towards their past performance and future progress in positive ways, new study confirms.