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Tag: Educational Psychology

  • Why is educating the gifted so difficult?

    Why is educating the gifted so difficult?

    Despite increasing interest in suitable education for gifted children, there appears to be an increasing number of gifted children for whom it has been challenging to find the right school. How come it is proving so difficult to educate these children?
  • Leave your laptop at home!

    Leave your laptop at home!

    In this digital age of iPad schools, Facebook communities and trending topics, students more and more use their laptops to take notes during lectures. Recent research has shown that this has a bad influence on their knowledge acquisition.
  • Neuroscience in the classroom?

    Neuroscience in the classroom?

    Neuroscientific results are increasingly popular amongst teachers. But what does it mean if children with learning disabilities show less activity in a certain brain area, and can we really use this information in the classroom?
  • Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Many students (and people in general) like to mass their efforts to boost short-term performance when an important exam or deadline is approaching. Scientific research points to a more functional and efficient long-term strategy to raise performance.