Bridging the gap between research and practice is a challenge, also in the field of educational psychology. In this blog post, Henderien Steenbeek, who works at both Teachers College and the University of Groningen, explains why and how she contributes her bit to reducing the gap.
In the past five years, Annemie Wetzels has worked on an intervention (coaching) program for teachers. This Thursday, October 29th, she defends her dissertation on the outcomes of this project. In this blogpost, she proposes that person-context dynamics should always be taken into account when conducting interventions in education.
While it is a good idea to track children’s academic development, there are some serious disadvantages to the use of standardized tests. Both the usage of tests and characteristics of the tests themselves could obstruct primary school students’ learning process, if we’re not careful.