The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

Edutopia reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and has highlighted 10 that they believe are the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests. Selected studies include the following:

  1. To teach vocabulary, let kids be thespians.
  2. Neuroscientists defend the value of teaching handwriting – again.
  3. The ACT test just got a negative score (face palm).
  4. A rubric reduces racial grading bias.
  5. What do coal-fired power plants have to do with learning? Plenty.
  6. Students who generate good questions are better learners.
  7. Did a 2020 study just end the ‘reading wars’?
  8. A secret to high-performing virtual classrooms.
  9. Love to learn languages? Surprisingly, coding may be right for you.
  10. Researchers cast doubt on reading tasks like ‘finding the main idea’.

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