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Distance Learning: On Days When Learning Tasks Are More Fun, Children Learn More Independently

Children who are better at self-regulation find it easier overall to concentrate and put distractions aside in favour of their goals. Self-regulation is also conducive to their daily learning in distance learning situations, such as during the Corona pandemic, and children therefore need less support. This shows a study by researchers at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Another finding: children learn more independently at home on days when they enjoy the learning tasks more and find them easier. The results have now been published in the journal Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft.

"Sitzenbleiben" – DIPF Launches Educational Research Podcast

With the podcast series "Sitzenbleiben" the DIPF primarily addresses parents. The focus is on questions about their children's learning in daycare centers and schools. But it is also worthwhile for anyone interested in education in general to take a listen. Discussions with the institute's scientific experts focus on performance gaps in the classroom, the difficult transition to secondary school, and children growing up multilingual.

For Better Feedback in Online Teaching

Currently, almost all students learn only digitally at home, because in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, universities have largely converted their teaching to online courses. But virtual lectures and seminars often still lack individual feedback for learners. A new project being conducted by the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Human Development and Educational Information and Goethe University Frankfurt aims to change that. The researchers want to develop a software tool that uses modern, automated evaluation methods to help provide accurate feedback.