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Riopel, Martin; Nenciovici, Lucian; Potvin, Patrice; Chastenay, Pierre; Charland, Patrick; Sarrasin, Jérémie Blanchette; Masson, Steve – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Serious games have become increasingly available to educators. Empirical studies and meta-analyses have examined their impact on learning achievement. However, natural sciences could have a special relation to serious games by their systematic use of quantitative and predictive models that can generate microworlds and simulations. Since no known…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Games, Science Achievement, Conventional Instruction
Kapler, Irina V.; Cepeda, Nicholas J.; Weston, Tina – Education Canada, 2012
How can students' forgetting be reduced? The spacing effect--a promising strategy from the field of cognitive psychology--might hold some of the answers. Research has demonstrated that information is remembered two to three times better if study sessions are spaced in time rather than massed together. The testing effect is another research-based…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Testing, Memory, Cognitive Psychology
Arts Education Partnership (NJ1), 2011
Beyond the intrinsic value of music to cultures worldwide, education in music has benefits for young people that transcend the musical domain. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) reviewed an extensive body of research to identify high-quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes associated with an education in and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Psychomotor Skills
Martinez, Michael E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
The human mind has two types of memory: short-term and long-term. In all types of learning, it is best to use that structure rather than to fight against it. One way to do that is to ensure that learners can fit new information into patterns that can be stored in and more easily retrieved from long-term memory.
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Neuropsychology
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
With effective teaching a top policy priority, certain school districts, the federal government, and nonprofit groups are renewing efforts to pilot and study strategies for pairing effective teachers with students in low-performing, high-poverty schools. The results could offer clues about how to rectify an imbalance in the distribution of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Distribution, Academic Achievement
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Lalley, James P.; Miller, Robert H. – Education, 2007
This paper raises serious questions about the reliability of the learning pyramid as a guide to retention among students. The pyramid suggests that certain teaching methods are connected with a corresponding hierarchy of student retention. No specific credible research was uncovered to support the pyramid, which is loosely associated with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Teacher Role, Abstract Reasoning