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Research shows how to improve students' critical thinking about scientific evidence

Professor Carl Wieman co-authored a study about improving critical thinking skills through introductory lab course activities.

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Stanford study shows success of different programming styles in computer science class

The Graduate School of Education and the Computer Science Department engaged in a joint research project to advance new approaches to teaching.

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Hispanic families have uneven access to digital learning tools, researchers find

A new report co-authored by Brigid Barron focuses on technology and learning for Hispanic families.

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Studies suggest steps to bridge digital divide among Hispanics

Brigid Barron’s work with Sesame Workshop underscores how all parents appreciate the ways that media can help children to learn.

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Stanford professor spurs movement to build new field: Learning analytics

A report written by Roy Pea, a leading authority on learning and technology, calls for strong steps to advance ‘education data science.’

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Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

A study from the Stanford GSE of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain.

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National Science Foundation honors Paulo Blikstein with prestigious CAREER Award

Blikstein receives award for his work to enhance STEM education in high schools by advancing "hybrid" labs.

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Multitasking may harm the social and emotional development of tweenage girls, say researchers

Roy Pea has found a correlation between media diversions and diminished social and emotional skills among girls 8 to 12 years old.

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Darling-Hammond and Barron offer blueprint for teaching children in the digital age

Darling-Hammond and Barron recommend modernizing professional learning programs and expanding broadband to cover publicly funded preschool programs.

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Tools teenagers use everyday

Can young students learn from online classes? Brigid Barron tackles the question in The New York Times.


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