Educational Psychology

The Washington Post: Are you one of those old-school types who insists that kids learn better when they leave the laptops at home and take lecture notes in longhand? If so, you’re right. There’s new evidence to prove it, and it’s unsettling because so many students aren’t really taught longhand More

Fast Company: Headed into an important meeting? Grab a pen. Taking notes longhand will help you remember information better than typing them out, according to new research from a pair of psychologists from Princeton University and UCLA. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, compared how well more than More

ORF Austria: Wer sich bei Vorträgen und Seminaren Notizen macht, sollte eher zum Kugelschreiber denn zum Laptop greifen, empfehlen US-Psychologen: Handschriftliche Aufzeichnungen sind laut einer Studie gut fürs Gedächtnis. Computer im Uni-Hörsaal sind heutzutage allgegenwärtig, das Schulheft indes haben sie noch nicht ersetzt. Wohl nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil man mit More

Slate: The College Board—the standardized testing behemoth that develops and administers the SAT and other tests—has redesigned its flagship product again. Beginning in spring 2016, the writing section will be optional, the reading section will no longer test “obscure” vocabulary words, and the math section will put more emphasis on More