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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

"Beth Dichter's insight:

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the middle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculty."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 2014 8:15 AM

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 23, 2014 7:21 PM

Aprendizagem requer mudanças no cérebro.

Uma conversa interessante sobre pensamento critico.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

By Annie Murphy Paul


Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.

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Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners?

Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners? | Leading Schools | 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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Multitasking worsens performance!

Multitasking worsens performance! | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

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Even though multiple laboratory studies have shown that multitasking worsens performance, media multitasking is still becoming increasingly popular. Dr. Wang and colleagues set out to find out why.


“There’s this myth among some people that multitasking makes them more productive,” Zheng Wang, lead author of the study and assistant professor of communication at Ohio State University, said in a release. “But they seem to be misperceiving the positive feelings they get from multitasking. They are not being more productive – they just feel more emotionally satisfied from their work.”

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