BBC News – Shouting out in class ‘helps pupils to learn’

Pupils who shout out in class achieve better results than their counterparts who appear to be better behaved and quiet, suggests research.A study of primary school pupils found children who “blurt out” responses perform better in maths and English.The Durham University study looked at 12,000 pupils in England.”Although it may seem disruptive, blurting out of answers clearly helps these pupils to learn,” said report co-author Christine Merrell.The study, carried out by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring CEM at Durham University, compared English and maths test results with monitoring reports of pupils’ behaviour.

via BBC News – Shouting out in class ‘helps pupils to learn’.

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