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Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Look instead for the person bold enough to say “I don’t know.”
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How The Lego Foundation Is Saving Creativity By Getting Our Kids Playing In School

How The Lego Foundation Is Saving Creativity By Getting Our Kids Playing In School | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The charitable arm of the beloved brand is in the midst of a strategic overhaul that involves not giving away bricks but changing the way we think...
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Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born'

Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A new study of the brain of a maths supremo supports Darwin's belief that intellectual excellence is largely due to 'zeal and hard work' rather than inherent ability.
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Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American

Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn
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Six UK universities in world top 20

Six UK universities in world top 20 | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The UK now boasts six of the world's top 20 universities, according to a new global table.
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Giving kids iPads won't solve the education challenge

Giving kids iPads won't solve the education challenge | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Los Angeles's program to supply iPads to 640,000 students is the latest example of confusing technology with teaching
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Free school pioneers offer advice

Free school pioneers offer advice | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Dozens of groups aiming to open free schools next year are meeting to get tips from pioneers of the movement, the West London Free School.
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Why must French pupils master philosophy?

Why must French pupils master philosophy? | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The BBC's Hugh Schofield is in admiration of his daughter's enthusiasm for philosophy ahead of an exam.
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Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
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How To Learn Anything In Five Not-So-Easy Steps

How To Learn Anything In Five Not-So-Easy Steps | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, I was riding up a chairlift (mountain biking) and talking to a college kid (stranger, don’t even know his name) and was asked an interesting question: when do I feel like I know enough to write about a subject.
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How to Become a More Effective Learner

How to Become a More Effective Learner | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Discover tips from psychology for effective learning. Improve your learning efficiency, study skills and memorization abilities.
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Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques

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Exam technique: a little help to make the grade - Telegraph

Exam technique: a little help to make the grade - Telegraph | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The exam season is upon us: Murray Morrison offers proven methods to maximise performance under pressure.
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'Boost family learning in schools'

'Boost family learning in schools' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
ClickTell Consulting's insight:

The vicious circle: "Adults whose parents have low levels of education are eight times more likely to have poor proficiency in literacy than adults whose parents had higher levels of education."

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Team finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children

Team finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today offer the first research results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory.
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Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To. | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company.
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Keen readers 'do better at maths'

Keen readers 'do better at maths' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests.
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SmartBlog on Education - Fostering entrepreneurial thinking in today's classrooms - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Fostering entrepreneurial thinking in today's classrooms - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
SCENE: Three strangers at a coffee shop, reading the same page of the want ads. Business leader seeks educated students who work independently and collabo
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Cloud schools offer new education

Cloud schools offer new education | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Educators at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh outline their vision for future learning.
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Phonics test 'sound but unnecessary'

Phonics test 'sound but unnecessary' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The new phonics tests for six-year-olds in England is successfully identifying children who struggle to read, but is no more informative than existing teacher assessment, research suggests.
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Outsourcing education

LECTURE halls can seat only so many students, but it's easy enough to broadcast lectures online to tens of thousands. Ventures such as EdX, a non-profit consortium...
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How To Increase Our Stamina to Learn

How To Increase Our Stamina to Learn | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
We can now take classes anywhere, at any time. So why do we so often give up on learning?
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BBC - Brainsmart - How To Learn

BBC - Brainsmart - How To Learn | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
If you think you've got a poor memory, you're wrong. Your brain can soak up new information easily... if you keep it interested. Learn how to make your brain tick with these amazing memory techniques.
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Revision techniques: How to learn boring facts - Telegraph

Revision techniques: How to learn boring facts - Telegraph | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Much of what we learn for exams is by no means "interesting". But in the first of a new weekly blog, memory expert Ed Cooke explains how making creative connections between boring facts can help you commit them to memory.
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The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
A paper published in  Psychological Science in the Public Interest  has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions.  The report is quite a heavy document so...
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