January 19, 2013

Pen Color Affects Teacher-Student Relations

Dani Cooper, ABC Science


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Red pens are making students feel blue, according to a US study that recommends teachers refrain from using the colour when marking.

In a paper published in The Social Science Journal, sociology professor Richard Dukes and associate professor Heather Albanesi, at the University of Colorado, show the use of a red pen in marking has a negative impact on student relations with their teacher.

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