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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Teaching students good learning strategies would ensure that they know how to acquire new knowledge, which leads to improved learning outcomes, writes lead author Helen Askell-Williams of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. And studies bear this out. Askell-Williams cites as one example a recent finding by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, which administers academic proficiency tests to students around the globe, and place American students in the mediocre middle. “Students who use appropriate strategies to understand and remember what they read, such as underlining important parts of the texts or discussing what they read with other people, perform at least 73 points higher in the PISA assessment—that is, one full proficiency level or nearly two full school years—than students who use these strategies the least,” the PISA report reads.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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"In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,”
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 4, 11:28 AM
The focus is on student self-assessment as it should be. All should be aware of not just what they know, but how they learned best.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 5, 9:01 AM
Leren over leren. Het loont. 
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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 19, 2015 3:51 AM

Very important to me in my CPD

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 2015 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions

2.     Builds on other people’s ideas

3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

4.     Takes criticism constructively

5.     Speaks up

6.     Welcomes a challenge

7.     Takes risks

8.     Listens with an openness to change

9.     Perseveres in tasks

10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.


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Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 20, 2015 9:01 PM

Working cooperatively is not cheating. It is an important skill set that helps students today and down the road.

 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:01 AM

Mastery versus Learning - Lots of thought provoking ideas here...

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awes

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James Jandebeur's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:48 PM

A good primer for curating a subject, which students of any age can certainly benefit from. While intended for Scoop.it users, it certainly applies to any similar site.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:41 PM

And it is a great opportunity for ESL students too.  Using Scoopit gives them the opportunity to read and write, practice their English language outside the classroom, and play an important role in the 21st Century learning process.

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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Spend more time teaching learning skills. Klemm recommends memory tricks like mnemonic devices, and visualizing ideas as complex images, to help students expand their working memory. “If they knew these things, they wouldn’t have to work so hard and school might even become fun,” Klemm said. “Once students start reflecting and become more self-aware, they have the opportunity to become better students.”

“Working memory gets overloaded,” Kleem said. “Most people can only hold four independent ideas in working memory.” But if images are used to represent a constellation of ideas, people can remember much more. Words are hard to remember, but images stick with people. “It’s like a zip file,” Klemm said. “This is a way to get your working memory to carry more.”

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/learning-to-learn/

 


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Teaching learning will help the process. It is about the process, always; that's the life skill.. Students need to get that message, early and often.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:51 PM
Spend more time teaching learning skills. Klemm recommends memory tricks like mnemonic devices, and visualizing ideas as complex images, to help students expand their working memory. “If they knew these things, they wouldn’t have to work so hard and school might even become fun,” Klemm said. “Once students start reflecting and become more self-aware, they have the opportunity to become better students.”

“Working memory gets overloaded,” Kleem said. “Most people can only hold four independent ideas in working memory.” But if images are used to represent a constellation of ideas, people can remember much more. Words are hard to remember, but images stick with people. “It’s like a zip file,” Klemm said. “This is a way to get your working memory to carry more.”


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 9, 2015 6:59 PM

This is an interesting article with some good practical points i.e. protected learning/teaching times.

 

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Sm_english's curator insight, April 10, 2015 6:24 PM

Study smarter not harder

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The Awkward 'Privacy Talk' Parents Should Have With Their Kids

The Awkward 'Privacy Talk' Parents Should Have With Their Kids | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Parents across the world today need to have a new conversation with their kids. No, it’s not about behaving in class, not talking to strangers, or having sex. But in so many ways, it's just as important. It’s data permanence. How we can preserve our reputations in the digital era?

 

It’s a conversation that will look very different in different parts of the world. In some places, kids will have to think twice before posting photos of teenage escapades, given how such photos may look to others in a professional environment even many years later. In other places, kids will have to be careful of posting any items that may “dishonor” them or their family in some way.

 

In still other places, kids will have to think about whether what they post on sensitive political, ethnic, or religious issues may define them long after they have changed their views.

 


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We have been having these types of important discussions with our students in digital literacy classes. What is interesting to note is that it becomes a parent piece that often schools have to provide to help them keep up with their children and  the good, bad and the ugly of technology.

 

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Noeline Laccetti's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:47 AM

Data permanence must be addressed with ALL children, and well before the "sex talk" 

Jenny Ritchie's curator insight, March 5, 2014 7:36 PM

New technologies have exposed behaviours of young people which have put their future success at risk.  Are these new behaviours created by the opportunities that are provided by new technology?  Or are these behaviours that would have been typical of young people even without the technologies they use as a vehicle to display them?

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Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker!

Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker! | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Create your own word search puzzles with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker. Create vocabulary quizzes or extra credit work in seconds for your classroom.

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Old school? Sure, but kids love this kind of thing

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Casey Smith's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:41 AM

Great Fast Finishers activity for the English Classroom