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4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 21, 2016 4:46 AM
Vier dingen om te onthouden. Klinkt simpel. Is het valse eenvoud of bemoeilijken we het leren zelf te veel?
davidconover's curator insight, November 21, 2016 10:44 AM
The future model of school work is all about innovation and agility.
 
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Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the worl...

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Erin Bartley's curator insight, March 27, 2015 6:52 AM

everyone learns different work out your way and embrace it

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?

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Do we support our students in ways that feed their brains?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:48 PM

Encapsulated in the phrase - ''Variety is the spice of life".

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 7, 2014 12:15 AM

Good ideas - cognitive diversity to keep  our brain in shape

54321ignition's curator insight, August 7, 2014 7:39 AM

Yes, I'd recommend parachuting to everyone afraid of heights! It cured mine.

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.

Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning."


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Nicole Wallace's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:57 AM

Great comments in here and how it links to neurobiology.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:48 PM
strong>Referencing Beth Dichter's insight:What if we were able to design our curriculum to support the way the brain learns? Would our students be more engaged in class? Learn about this new model, Teach the Way the Brain Learns, in this post. There is a short discussion about some of the concepts as well as six brain targets, each of which includes a brief neuroscience explanation as well as a "translation" so that you will understand how to implement each target in your classroom. What are some of the targets? Brain Target 1: Establish the emotional climate for learning What does this mean? "Stress impedes learning." Make connections with students and then begin the lesson. Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment What does this mean? The physical space impacts our students. Changing the space may help them learn. What changes could you make in your classroom? Four additional brain targets are provided. You may also want to check out the website Brain Targeted Teaching (http://www.braintargetedteaching.org/) where you will find additional information as well as sample units that utilize this method (and a template to create your own lessons).
James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, July 28, 2014 3:29 PM

Six practical suggestions for applying neuroscience in the classroom.

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:25 PM

This article is part of a larger, on-going effort to help connect teachers and other learning professionals with the neuroscience of learning.

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:40 PM

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Vincent Munch's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:51 PM

Something we should all read

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VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

http://www.ted.com Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow ...

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Neuroscience Proves There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Male’ Or ‘Female’ Brain - The Power of Ideas

Neuroscience Proves There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Male’ Or ‘Female’ Brain - The Power of Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard before that ‘female brains’ are better at multitasking, or that ‘male brains’ are better at maps and directions. However, according to new research, there is such thing as a male or female brain. A study conducted at Tel Aviv University in Israel looked at differences in brain scans taken from 1400 people …

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The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks |

The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 2014 7:44 PM

This radio documentary focuses on current research on how we learn. You may listen to the documentary, or you may read the transcripts. There are three programs that discuss:

* This is Your Brain on Language - This portion focuses on raising a bilingual child. It turns out that children whom are bilingual have higher executive functioning skills.

* Learning to Love Tests - That's right, we can teach students to love tests, but only if we use them correctly!

* Variation is Key to Deeper Learning - Trial and error is one way to learn, but it turns out that if you "build a level of desirable difficulty" into the learning process (and tests) students may retain more knowledge and skills.

Choose to listen to the interviews with experts in these areas, or read through the transcripts to learn more about this new research and how it may impact your teaching and your students.

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This Is Your Brain On Literature

This Is Your Brain On Literature | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy. Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life. The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated." | by Amir Aczel


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 28, 2014 11:38 AM

From time.com - Today, 9:56 AM
This Is Your Brain on Great Literature
TIME

These findings will affirm the experience of readers who have felt illuminated and instructed by a novel, who have found themselves comparing a plucky young woman to Elizabeth Bennet or a tiresome pedant to Edward Casaubon. Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined.

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Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners?

Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

There are many neurological capacities that constitute the underpinnings of learning, even when learning is defined broadly to include reading, math, social communication, emotional well-being, and creativity. These universal building blocks for learning include:

 

 

 - Attention, the ability to focus across time on relevant information and ignore distractions

 

 - Prediction, the ability to anticipate what is about to come next

 

 - Memory; of which there are several different component parts including short and long term memory, memory for episode in your life  (episodic memory) and memory for facts (declarative memory).

 

 - Processing speed; how fast incoming sensory and motor information can be detected, discriminated, sequenced

 

-  Spatial skills; how information in space is perceived, manipulated and stored

 

 - Executive functions; higher level cognitive functions such as inhibitory control, planning, reasoning, decision making.

 

Improving one or more of these neural capacities/competencies has been shown to improve student performance, independent of content (language, math, science) or curriculum used.  This is a far-reaching and potentially revolutionary conclusion that is contrary to the current beliefs of many teachers, administrators, parents and students, who have historically emphasized curriculum as the key to improved learning.

 


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Huey O'Brien's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:17 PM

IMPLICATION: Lesson Content Design

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How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a Dr. Watson or a Sherlock Holmes?If we could choose between a Watsonian and Holmesian mind, I’m sure most of us would prefer Holmes. He’s brilliant and perceptive: the consummate problem-solver.

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Really interesting article. I particularly liked the idea of a brain break.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:29 PM

How to practice mindfulness, memory storage and person perception with Holmesian devotion ... or at the very least read the new book by Maria Konnikova that says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver just like Sherlock!


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