I (like everyone else) am always eager for documents that clearly summarize a large, complex literature. One such literature of urgent interest is the role of self-regulation in academic success. A new working paper from Transforming Education (full disclosure: I’m on their advisory board) does a great job of highlighting the important findings regarding non-cognitive skills, a not-very-precise term originating in economics that refers mostly to self-control and social competence.
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The goal of this blog is to provide pointers to scientific findings that are applicable to education that I think ought to receive more attention.