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Relevant articles about the science of learning medicine across the continuum from secondary to continuing medical education
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Forgetting everything we know about memory: why caution is needed when relating cognitive psychology to education - LKMco

Forgetting everything we know about memory: why caution is needed when relating cognitive psychology to education - LKMco | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
There is a growing interest among teachers and educationalists in cognitive psychology and psychological theories of learning, partly precipitated by ever growing discussion by high profile bloggers like David Didau, Daisy Christodoulou and Kris Boulton. While learning about the brain and considering how we think, learn or remember is certainly a worthwhile pursuit and may …
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What's Your Memory Style? 5 Ways to Accommodate the Way Your Brain Works - InformED

What's Your Memory Style? 5 Ways to Accommodate the Way Your Brain Works - InformED | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Not all memory is created equal. While some of us have detailed, context-dependent accounts of when and where we learned something, others seem to have a reserve of facts in their brain that they can pull from, independent of the original context in which they learned the information. Why does memory differ from person to... Read More
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Deliberate Practice: What it is and what it isn’t

Deliberate Practice: What it is and what it isn’t | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Mirjam Neelen & P.A. Kirschner What does it take to become an expert? According to the influential deliberate practice theory, achieving expert performance requires a vast amount of deliberate practice.
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10 Marking and Feedback Strategies for Any Classroom Teacher by @TeacherToolkit

10 Marking and Feedback Strategies for Any Classroom Teacher by @TeacherToolkit | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
What feedback techniques could you use that make students think and take action? Why not try some of the following and avoid unnecessary marking in your own
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The Learning Scientists Blog

The Learning Scientists Blog | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Last week, I gave a talk at researchED Math & Science at Oxford University.
I have never been to a conference where the attendees seemed so genuinely
excited! The place was buzzing as we prepared for the opening speech.

For those who couldn’t make it – or those who would like to look back at
the slides – here they are, with a brief summary of the talk.
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The Learning Scientists Blog

The Learning Scientists Blog | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Last week, I gave a talk at researchED Math & Science at Oxford University.
I have never been to a conference where the attendees seemed so genuinely
excited! The place was buzzing as we prepared for the opening speech.
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Creative Teaching and Applied Imagination by @TeacherToolkit | | @TeacherToolkit

Creative Teaching and Applied Imagination by @TeacherToolkit | | @TeacherToolkit | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
The online blogosphere provides teachers with the opportunity to reflect online and use one another to bounce-back dialogue. This reciprocal-feedback is an
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What happens in the brain when you no longer need the information you've learnt?

What happens in the brain when you no longer need the information you've learnt? | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Throughout our lives we have multitudes of experiences that shape how we then behave in the world.
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If Not Now, When? By @TeacherToolkit@TeacherToolkit | @TeacherToolkit

If Not Now, When? By @TeacherToolkit@TeacherToolkit | @TeacherToolkit | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
This is a blog about resilience, tolerance, failure, revision and exam motivation. I take inspiration from @DrDanNicholls' blog, If not now, when? Raising Achievement and have used his blog to create an assembly based on these themes.
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Brain changes seen in cabbies who take 'The Knowledge' - BBC News

Brain changes seen in cabbies who take 'The Knowledge' - BBC News | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
The structure of a London taxi driver's brain changes during the gruelling process of learning the quickest way around the capital, scans have revealed.
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Cognitive load theory and e-learning | ACM Digital Library

Cognitive load theory and e-learning | ACM Digital Library | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it

By John Sweller

 

"When technology is used to present information to learners, the modality and format of the presentation is frequently changed. For example, written information may be substituted by spoken information and the static graphics associated with hard copy may be replaced by animations. While instructional designers are usually highly cognizant of these changes, there is another, concomitant but less obvious change that occurs. Relatively transient forms of information such as speech or animations replace a relatively permanent form of information such as written text or visual graphics. Frequently, this change is treated as being incidental and is ignored. Cognitive load theory suggests that it may be critical. Limited human working memory results in transient, technology-based information having considerable instructional consequences, many of them negative. Theory and data associated with the transient information effect will be discussed in relation to e-learning."

 


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On Pedagogical Manipulation | Hybridity | Hybrid pedagogy

On Pedagogical Manipulation | Hybridity | Hybrid pedagogy | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in the classroom.
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How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
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How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood) | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.
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The 49 best free websites and apps to learn something new — Life Learning

The 49 best free websites and apps to learn something new - Life Learning - Medium
Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, and b) go to a school or classroom, a place…
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The deception that elevates us

The deception that elevates us | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
The nature of learning is complex. The most effective learning strategies are not intuitive at all and often run counter to what we believe makes for successful learning. In this blog, I will aim t…
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.
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Flipped learning - Cornell notes

How to use Cornell notes in a flipped classroom.
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Education Research for Beginners via @TeacherToolkit

Education Research for Beginners via @TeacherToolkit | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
In the past policy arose out of the results of research, today it’s often the other way round - research is undertaken to justify a particular policy.
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Goalscape - visual goal setting software for success

Goalscape - visual goal setting software for success | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Simplify life! Increase motivation and productivity. Break down big challenges into manageable parts. Keep the big picture overview with this visual roadmap for yourself and your team.
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Messy Goes to OKIDO - Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things

Messy Goes to OKIDO - Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
What is growth mindset theory and how can it help your child's learning and social skills?
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Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers

Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, the respected academic behind the “growth mindset” theory that has taken education by storm, has warned teachers to be aware of their own “fixed mindset” ideas. Writing for US publication Education Week, Professor Dweck said every teacher had a “fixed mindset” in some circumstances and a “growth mindset” in others, and that greater awareness of this could help teachers improve their practice.
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One scientific insight for curriculum design

One scientific insight for curriculum design | A learning sciences perspective on medical education | Scoop.it
I’ve made the case before that our curriculum and assessment isn’t designed with memory in mind. Here’s what I spoke about at ResearchEd York: what we can do to improve how much our pupils remember...
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