Monthly Archives: November 2013
Frequent Testing Improves Learning.
Another recent study, this one of 901 students in a Psychology 301 at the University of Texas, was reported on in The New York Times (20/11/13 Benedict Carey, “Frequent Tests Can Enhance College Learning, Study Finds”). Students were asked to bring … Continue reading
Art’s Huge Impact.
A recent study by the University of Arkansas’ department of education concluded that exposure to art in museums has a significant impact on children. Working with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK, the researchers conducted a … Continue reading
For a leading university which is so good at so many things, both academic and athletic, Columbia’s perennial weakness in football seems hard to understand. Going into yesterday’s 48-7 loss to Brown, Columbia was already 0 and 9 this season. … Continue reading
Harvard Graduate School of Education’s profession Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’s new book “The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigates Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination” was reviewed in the New York Times (11/3/13) by Jenna Wortham. The book points out what … Continue reading
Parents today understand in theory the dangers of “over-parenting” and even realize that, in principle, some of their children’s growth comes from making mistakes. Yet they find themselves unable to jump in when they fear that the consequences of a … Continue reading