Monday, March 19, 2018

Not only should students shut-off their laptops while studying, they should turn off the music too

This study is a few years old, from 2014, but I only just learned of it from U.K. based ed tech blogger Donald ClarkThe researchers found that studying in silence worked best in terms of comprehension compared to studying while listening to music without lyrics as well as listening to music that contains lyrics. However, the latter had the most deleterious effect on reading comprehension according to this small sample study involving 30 participants.  

And remember the so-called Mozart effect?  According to blogger Clark, it turns out that's BS too.


p.s. links to Clark's post on listening to music while studying now corrected - thanks!

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