Pupils who shout out in class achieve better results than their counterparts who appear to be better behaved and quiet, suggests research.Whoops! You just get settled in to one barmy theory, and another comes along and overturns it!
The Durham University study looked at 12,000 pupils in England.And there’s more study on the way!
"Although it may seem disruptive, blurting out of answers clearly helps these pupils to learn," said report co-author Christine Merrell.
Ms Merrell, CEM's director of research and development, said she wanted to carry out further studies to see how pupils could be encouraged to shout out as part of the lesson.Heh…