Research: All nonsense!? (Education Myths Part 2) (Story)

In episode 2 of our series on the most popular education myths, we look at the question: Do pupils learn better in small classes?

Sounds plausible. In smaller classes there is a better supervision ratio and teachers experience less stress. That should actually have a positive effect on performance. Is that true or not?

The short answer is: yes.

The detailed answer is a little more complex and comes from psychologist Jana Asberger, who deals with education myths and examines some of them in more detail for our research blog WortMelder.

In part 2, she looks at this perennial topic of education policy discussions: Students learn better in small classes (blog post)