Reporting education research

On “Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits“:

Psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat out wrong.

My thoughts:

  1. This is old news; psychologists have known for decades about the spacing effect and variability in promoting robust learning.
  2. Learning scientists need to do a better job disseminating their findings.
  3. The problem is all the popular fluff that lacks or directly contradicts ed research yet gets published anyway.
  4. I should just be glad that this line of work is getting mass media attention now.

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