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Latest researches and tools about learning: From neuroscience to course design, E-Learning and content curation using social medias
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Hypothesis explains that sleep is the price we pay for learning | PsyPost

Hypothesis explains that sleep is the price we pay for learning | PsyPost | Education For The Future | Scoop.it
Why do animals ranging from fruit flies to humans all need to sleep? After all, sleep disconnects them from their environment, puts them at risk and keeps them from seeking food or mates for large parts of the day.
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 “During wake, learning strengthens the synaptic connections throughout the brain, increasing the need for energy and saturating the brain with new information. Sleep allows the brain to reset, helping integrate, newly learned material with consolidated memories, so the brain can begin anew the next day. ”

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Neuromyths Busting and Education

Neuromyths Busting and Education | Education For The Future | Scoop.it
The OECD's Brain and Learning project (2002) emphasized that many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. Though these so-called "neuromyths" are loosely...
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Many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. These so-called “neuromyths” are loosely based on scientific facts and may have adverse effects on educational practice.

 

Still, there are some powerful insights emerging from brain science that speak directly to how we teach in the classroom: learning experiences do help the brain grow, emotional safety does influence learning, and making lessons relevant can help information stick.


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