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Educational Psychology

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Wray Herbert

Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.

What's a GPA? When College Campus Is a Strange Land

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

How can schools instill in disadvantaged men and women the belief that they deserve to be college students -- that people "like them" can not only manage but thrive in the middle-class culture of higher education?

The Most Focused Kids in the World?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Author Amanda Ripley makes a convincing case for institutional change, especially for revamping teacher training in a way that validates the hard work of teaching kids. But how do such institutional differences actually play out in the Finnish classrooms?

'No Child Left Behind' or 'No Child Left Untested'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Of course, gaining the knowledge and skills to land a good job is important and valuable for the individual and for our society. However, somewhere along the way, we have diminished in many of our students the joy of learning for learning's sake, the ability to think creatively and critically.

Education Department issues guidelines for restraining, isolating disruptive students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to simmering concerns over reported abuses, the U.S. Department of Education issued multiple guidelines Tuesd...

The Need to Believe in the Ability of Disability

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

So what tips the scale of achievement one direction or the other for different students? We believe that expectations play a much larger role than most people realize.

Should Behavior And Attitude Be Factors In Student Success?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The focus on academic achievement is intense in today’s classroom culture. We’ve seen kindergartners with private tutors, a...

Cheating 101 (Part I)

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cari Shane

Kids cheating on tests, papers and projects to increase their grades is nothing new; however, what is new is society's reaction to such behavior.