Friday, September 26, 2008
Learning From Mistakes Doesn't Happen Until 12
I received this summary of an article this afternoon, and thought it was an interesting study on how students react to the different kinds of feedback.
Study: Younger children learn best from positive feedbackBefore they reach adolescence, children aren't really capable of learning from their mistakes, according to a new Dutch study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The brains of adults and 12- and 13-year-olds are more strongly activated by negative feedback, but the brains of eight- and nine-year-olds barely registered it and instead were triggered much more strongly by positive feedback. ScienceDaily (9/25)