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DESIGN OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING FOR THE BRAIN / MIND:
Thoughts and Research on Neuroeducation Science

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Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained

Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

The comprehensive nature of the list of problem solving strategies allows individuals to use a checklist approach to problem solving. It also could facilitate training others in problem solving. The classification of the strategies into types may facilitate the development of new strategies that fit into a specific category. The explanations and examples given could serve as a valuable supplement to other explanations and examples available in books and on the web.

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IMPLICATION: Learning Content Design + Problem Solving

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How Can Cognitive Science Improve Online Learning?

Google Tech Talk - November 19, 2012 -  Presented by Joseph Jay Williams. 

Recent research in Cognitive Science provides insights in into designing e-learning programs, studying, and educational techniques that maximize learner performance and help transfer learned knowledge to solve real world  problems.

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IMPLICATION: Learning Content Design

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

In terms of grand purpose, chunking can be seen as a similar mechanism to attention: Both processes are concerned with compressing an unwieldy dataset into those small nuggets of meaning that are particularly salient.

 

But while chunking is a marvelous complement to attention, chunking diverges from its counterpart in focusing on the compression of conscious data according to its inherent structure or the way it relates to our preexisting memories...

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A better way to remember

Scientists and educators alike have long known that cramming is not an effective way to remember things.
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Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies?

Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies? | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales What's the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather gnomic answer: It’s not just what you know.
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IMPLICATION:  Metacognition

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Is the digital age rewiring us?

Is the digital age rewiring us? | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

In The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,Nicholas Carr quotes a research project at Stanford University in which cognitive tests were given to a group of “heavy media multitaskers” and a group of “relatively light” multitaskers. The heavy multitaskers were much more easily distracted by “irrelevant environmental stimuli” and less able to maintain their concentration on a particular task. On the plus side, young people today have skills their predecessors lacked. They are adept at finding and filtering information, responding to stimuli and doing fast, incisive analysis.

 

Thanks to the digitisation of our contact books, we can no longer remember phone numbers. According to recent research, one in three Britons under 30 can’t even remember their own number. And it is now so easy to find information via Google that we’re getting worse at remembering any facts at all. Four experiments published in the journal Science in 2011 found that people struggle more than ever before to retain information.

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A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy

A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

The method combines acquisition of the procedural and declarative knowledge components required for task performance. Procedural knowledge is non-verbal, enables task performance, and has the potential to become automated with repeated practice. Declarative knowledge can be verbalized and enables reasoning and transfer to novel situations.

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IMPLICATION: Learning Content Design

 

NOTE:  The content design matrix is a tool that  illustrates applying the science of learning to learning content creation. Thus, learning content is analyzed as knowledge components and strategies are employed to optimize learning.

 

Such techniques are used to maximize student learning performance, skills development, and job performance.

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How beliefs shape effort and learning

If it was easy to learn, it will be easy to remember -- right? Psychological scientists have maintained that nearly everyone uses this simple rule to assess their own learning. Now a new study suggests otherwise.
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IMPLICATION: Schemas

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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

A 20-minute lesson about the brain was enough to improve knowledge of brain functioning...

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