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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

Short answer The recent literature shows mounting evidence for beneficial effects of music on cognitive abilities. The big 'but' in the issue is how specific those effects are and whether they will ...
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The Art of Teaching: What are the most effective & proven methods for successfully imparting a concept/idea to another

Your question is extremely broad so all I can do is give you an extremely broad answer. More specifically, I'll provide you a study done by John Hattie (2008), who meta-analyzed 800(!!) meta-analyses ...
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Active Learning vs. Engaged Learning

One of the publications on engaged learning that you provide (the "Engaged Learning: Are We All on the Same Page?" one) seems to answer your question (here is a fuller version of it). The ...
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How do Terence Tao's "three stages of rigorousness" relate to cognitive science?

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied ...
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In a class room setting, why do people look at you when you are asking a question?

Well, your ears are shaped in a way that is optimized for sound sources in front of you, so it could be that. But my non-expert bet is that probably they're using gaze to signal that they're paying ...
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What is the best time-effective study technique?

According to the distributed learning strategy which is based on a phenomenon called spacing effect, it is better to study classes in parallel. Distributed practice (also known as spaced repetition ...
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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

I found one 2017 meta-analysis by Sala and Gobet which is probably superior methodologically to the few non-systematic reviews found by AliceD. I say "probably" because the meta-analysis includes ...
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What is the distribution of performance in academic programming subjects?

According to the research of Elizabeth Patitsas, the distribution is not bimodal. She sampled 778 University of British Columbia CS courses, as well as 5 University of Toronto CS courses and found the ...
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What is the distribution of performance in academic programming subjects?

(This is a bit brief given the complexity of the question. I'll expand later if I can summarize more of the findings.) Probably the only thing which is certain is the high-failure rate in CS1-level ...
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Have ideas of "gamification" been applied to education?

There are a lot of courses and literature about gamification in learning by Karl Kapp. http://karlkapp.com/articles/. Most of them are not scientific articles, but there are also books, courses and ...
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How to help relieve test-anxiety in others

Being a layman, you can only give advice to the students. When their test anxiety is serious, the best advice you can give them is - seek professional help. There are, as you say, numerous ways to ...
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Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning

I think it depends. If the game is good, the player will be motivated to learn what they need to succeed in the game. The long term effects may vary depending on different attributes, which I divided ...
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Do "overview" sections increase learning outcome?

Yes, an overview chapter helps for most people. An overview chapters allows the reader to develop a stronger associative network, for instance this read: Sowa, J. F. (2006). Semantic networks. ...
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Do "overview" sections increase learning outcome?

There is something called "advance organizer", that traces back to Ausubel (1960). It is some kind of overview, in which a short summary is given and (more important), in which the following topic is ...
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What is the name of the effect whereby learning past a level increases mastery of that level?

I found a paper that contains a graph that shows the loss of algebra knowledge over time: For those who took courses beyond calculus, the drop was neglible over 50 years. For those who took only ...
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Early STEM Education Impact

Unfortunately, answers to these questions are not yet available. As Morgan et al (2016) put it: ... whether and to what extent science achievement gaps display stable, cumulative, or ...
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In a class room setting, why do people look at you when you are asking a question?

Gaze goes a bit beyond merely focusing on the source of sounds. I think it's fair to say that not everyone is going to do this all the time. Context and the person(s) involved matter: Decades of ...
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At what age does logical reasoning typically develop?

A study (1) found that while 10% of 6-year old children used the conditional proficiently, 50% of 8-year old children not only could use it proficiently but also understood what the conditional meant. ...
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Effectiveness of "non-focused" learning

In the past, I have ran into something similar while just looking for self help links related to attention deficit disorder. While I am unable to find the exact explanation I saw, I believe it was ...
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Effectiveness of "non-focused" learning

I think this is a somewhat controversial area of research. On one hand Participants were asked to predict the weather after receiving a repeated set of cues. During part of the learning, researchers ...
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Does studying formal logic improve logical reasoning?

Though the quality of available evidence is not great, several reviews of deductive and inductive logic training programs do concur that studying logic can translate to improved logical reasoning (...
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How do Terence Tao's "three stages of rigorousness" relate to cognitive science?

I can recognise similar processes in psychological science as a researcher. For instance: Throughout your life you generate a lay theory of how people work and how human psychology works. The source ...
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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

Just a few comments. The sample size in that study was quite small (n = 144) and there were four conditions. A few fundamental principles of psychology suggest that learning an instrument would not ...
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What does "access consciousness" mean?

After doing some searching I believe I have found the passage you are referring to. The passage you gave is in a dissertation called The use of emotions in the implementation of various types of ...
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What is the optimal mean correct on a multiple choice test in order to maximise the measurement of individual differences?

My understanding is that in general a percentage correct of 50% is optimal where there is no scope for guessing. However, on multiple choice tests there is a certain number of response options. Thus, ...
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Have ideas of "gamification" been applied to education?

Punished By Rewards by Alfie Kohn puts it in a behaviorist perspective, and extensively criticizes gamification inspired by operant conditioning. (here is a scientific article, a counter-argument to ...
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