I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature.
By the way, you might also be interested in My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two.
Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):
Meta-Analysis of Inquiry-Based Learning is a somewhat useful study. It highlights the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning, and also explores the importance of providing guidance to it. I’m not really show, however, what responsible educator wouldn’t do just that. I’m adding it to The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”
The Value of Soft Skills in the Labor Market is by David Deming. I’m adding it to The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading:
A5 We cite voluminous research including Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding’s 1988 study establishing that the amount of time students spend reading independently outside of school is the best predictor of achievement. #FromStrivingtoThriving pic.twitter.com/6ZLMcOPKuf
— Annie Ward (@AnnieTWard) January 17, 2018