Remembering Jerome Bruner
A series of tributes to Jerome “Jerry” Bruner, who died in 2016 at the age of 100, reflects the seminal contributions that led him to be known as the founder of the cognitive revolution.
How to Predict a Baby’s First Word
The Atlantic: After about a year, give or take, of staring and babbling, babies eventually begin to say their first words. Mama. Ball. Dog. Millions of parents all over the world know this. Now, researchers
There’s Another Big Window for Learning After Childhood
New York Magazine: Children rightly have a reputation for being little knowledge sponges, absorbing all the information that’s around them. But if you happen to not be a child, take heart: There’s new evidence that
Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores
Students who surfed the web in a college course had lower scores on the final exam than did those who didn’t go online.
6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education
NPR: Brains, brains, brains. One thing we’ve learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is really
Most students try to make studying and learning as easy and efficient as possible. But research by APS James McKeen Cattell Fellows Elizabeth L. Bjork and Robert A. Bjork shows that many commonly used learning strategies actually are counterproductive.