I believe there is a lot of very useful research going on in the world about how to help students learn better, and how to help teachers teach better.
As I’ve written before, though — see Academic Research Has Its Place, But It Also Has To Be Kept In Its Place — I just have to wonder about some studies that are going on.
Eight experiments were recently conducted and concluded that Memory Improved By Saying Words Aloud.
Excuse me, but teachers of English Language Learners and, in fact, all second language teachers have known this for years. Couldn’t they have studied something that wasn’t known already?
🙂 I read the article you sent me re reform. It has some powerful points. Testing maybe a sham.