If you’re looking for the best education studies of 2020, why not check out this amazing piece by the George Lucas Educational Foundation - Edutopia.
They have reviewed hundreds of educational studies this year and selected the ten most significant. With topics such as language, racial bias, virtual classrooms and of course, our very own specialist subject, virtual eLearning, we thought now was a great time to try and amplify their outstanding work.
Edutopia’s vision is to help transform education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, the Foundation take a strategic approach to improving education - where they provide not just the vision for this new world of learning, but the information and community connections to make it a reality.
They’re found some fascinating education studies during the review process, including:
- How to learn foreign language vocabulary
- Neuroscientists defend the value of teaching handwriting
- Experimental Evidence on Teachers’ Racial Bias in Student Evaluation
- Air Pollution, Absences, and Achievement
- Students who generate good questions are better learners
- Secrets to a high performing virtual classroom
- Content is comprehension
Authors of the article, Youki Terada and Stephen Merrill, said:
“Calling 2020 a turbulent year would be an understatement. As the pandemic disrupted life across the entire globe, teachers scrambled to transform their physical classrooms into virtual—or even hybrid—ones, and researchers slowly began to collect insights into what works, and what doesn’t, in online learning environments around the world.”
Click the link below to read the article in full and find out more about the amazing work of the George Lucas Educational Foundation.