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.
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.
Modern brain research disproving the dualistic myth of a distinction between “mind” and body should translate into a new approach to education harnessing the potential benefits of “embodied learning”, new paper argues.