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Who's afraid of mathematics?
Research shows that a significant number of students are anxious about mathematics, which can affect their school performance as well as their academic trajectories and emotional well-being. It is important to understand this problem and identify the best strategies to address it. In a recent study, the authors concluded that the most effective strategy may ultimately be the training of mathematical principals.
Learning through mobile phones and tablets: Five ideas from psychological research for an effective result
At a time when distance learning has become urgent, it is important to understand the educational effects of using mobile learning. From what is known to date, the application of psychological theories to the educational use of these devices contributes to promote learning efficiency. Based on the most recent research in this field, five of these contributions are systematised.
Interleaved Practice: did you know that one learns more by alternating subjects of study?
Who doesn't remember studying mathematics by doing the same type of exercises over and over again? Or repeatedly practicing a musical or sporting skill? Blocked training is a popular strategy to consolidate knowledge. However, research indicates that the alternate study of different subjects is more effective. There is even a strategy that combines this practice with benefits in terms of learning, reasoning, and attention: it is interleaved practice and there is evidence of its effectiveness in the classroom.
Spaced Learning: Learning without "forgetting everything after the test"
Forgetfulness is a common complaint of teachers and pupils. "Studying for the test" and soon forgetting much of what has been studied is as frustrating as it is frequent.
Retrieval practice: to learn better, avoid rereading. Put yourself to the test!
What are the learning strategies that work, according to science? And how do teachers and students benefit from this knowledge?
Reading on paper or reading on screen?
Are digital media affecting reading comprehension? It seems the answer to this question is yes"."