Universal preschool and cognitive skills-the role of school starting age as a moderating factor KU Leuven
Teachers’ preferences for online professional development: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment KU Leuven
Helpful or Harmful? The Role of Personality Traits in Student Experiences of the COVID-19 Crisis and School Closure KU Leuven
Little is known about the individual differences in student experiences and expectations of the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting school closures. Yet, as the crisis may have uniquely impacted students, knowledge about their personalities is highly relevant. In a sample of 347 Flemish students, this study explored the association between personality traits and differences in responses to the crisis. The Big Five personality traits of students ...
The report focuses its analysis on areas that represent the bulk of education and training expenditure and that may indeed have a major impact on education outcomes: teachers and trainers, digital education, infrastructure and learning environment, and equity and inclusion. These areas are of strategic importance to Europe’s green and digital transformation and to building resilient economies and societies where no one is left behind.
Heterogeneous causal eﬀects with imperfect compliance: a Bayesian machine learning approach KU Leuven
This paper introduces an innovative Bayesian machine learning algorithm to draw interpretable inference on heterogeneous causal e ects in the presence of imperfect compliance (e.g., under an irregular assignment mechanism). We show, through Monte Carlo simulations, that the proposed Bayesian Causal Forest with Instrumental Variable (BCF-IV) methodology outperforms other machine learning techniques tailored for causal inference in discovering and ...