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Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology

Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers.
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Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development? | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Remember merit badges? The reward for kids who master new skills has been rebooted—for their teachers.

So-called “micro-credentials” work a lot like scouting badges. Teachers complete a specific activity to develop a critical competency for their role, and earn a micro-credential based on showing mastery of the skill. They can collect micro-credentials to document growing expertise and share their accomplishments in the classroom.

This targeted training is in stark contrast to traditional, strikingly ineffective teacher professional development (PD). With its focus on seat time—awarding credit for showing up to workshops, conferences, or classes—formal PD has ignored whether teachers actually learn new skills, apply them, and improve student outcomes. And with its reliance on generalized, off-the-shelf programs, most formal PD does not target the specific skills or expertise an individual teacher may need to improve her practice.

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Cognitive Load Theory: Making Learning More Effective

Cognitive Load Theory: Making Learning More Effective | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Have you ever been on a course where the trainer went through his material so quickly that you barely learned a thing? Or maybe the content was so complex that it went completely over your head?

In this article, we'll look at Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). This takes a scientific approach to the design of learning materials, so that they present information at a pace and at a level of complexity that the learner can fully understand.
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3 Adult Learning Theories Every E-Learning Designer Must Know

3 Adult Learning Theories Every E-Learning Designer Must Know | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

§As an instructional designer, you want to create courses that make a difference to your audience’s lives. You want to create courses that inspire them, that change mindsets and drive performance. In short, you want to create courses that are effective and hit the mark, every time.
Now here’s the challenge. Your learners are adults with previous knowledge and fixed ideas about what works for them. They are busy and stressed-out folks who hate wasting time. They want learning experiences that help them meet their needs and achieve their goals.
This said, to facilitate learning and be an effective Instructional Designer, you MUST understand how adults learn best. When creating any type of e-learning course, it is important to base the design on a good understanding of adult learning theory.

1. Andragogy

2. Experiental learning

3. Transformational learning

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Shifting the perspective of learning and development - RECRUITING TIMES

Shifting the perspective of learning and development - RECRUITING TIMES | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

When it comes to the learning styles in L&D, experts believe that courses should be tailored and more relevant to the aims and objectives of the organisation rather than generic, blanket approaches that do not reflect the performance concerns of the business. This can be achieved by combining traditional techniques with the development of e-learning. Digital learning models are undoubtedly on the rise and L&D needs to move with the times if it wants to engage its learners; however, it is important to ensure that adequate levels of knowledge and confidence are in place before investing lots of money into the latest tech. Recruiting Times, Recruiter News, HR News, Recruitment Supplier Directory, Recruitment Courses, HR Courses. The key challenge that L&D professionals will face is changing the mindset of the employees.Learning and development (L&D) is often seen as a box-ticking exercise within the business sector - RECRUITING TIMES.

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​The Concept of Different Learning Styles Is Perhaps the Most Popular Neuroscience Myth | ChildUp.com

​The Concept of Different Learning Styles Is Perhaps the Most Popular Neuroscience Myth | ChildUp.com | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Fundamentally, all human beings learn in similar ways. The idea that people may learn better depending on their own particular visual, auditory or kinesthetic preferences is one of the greatest myths in neuroscience. It was called a "neuromyth" by Paul Howard-Jones, a professor of neuroscience and education at Bristol University, in a 2014 paper. A concept characterized, according to Howard-Jones, by the misunderstanding, misreading or misquoting of scientific facts.
- Another example of strong and persistent neuromyth is the one pretending that, in general, people would only use 10% of their brain. However, the learning styles myth seems to be the king: “Perhaps the most popular and influential myth is that a student learns most effectively when they are taught in their preferred learning style,” wrote Howard-Jones. Despite the fact that this theory is unfounded, a lot of papers in current research literature advocate to follow it. A regrettable situation that undermines the statute of education as a research field and probably has a negative effect on students.
 
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The Value of Reading: INFOGRAPHIC

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The Value of Reading: INFOGRAPHIC http://www.chroniclebooks.com/reading-the-road-to-success Stephen
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The Simpler, Less Stressful Way to Helping Kids Succeed

The Simpler, Less Stressful Way to Helping Kids Succeed | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
In the now-famous “marshmallow” experiments, researchers at Stanford tested preschoolers’ self-control and ability to delay gratification by sitting them in a room alone with a tempting treat and measuring how long they were able to wait.

Years later, those kids who resisted temptation the longest also tended to have the highest academic achievement. In fact, their ability to delay eating the marshmallow was a better predictor of their future academic success than their IQ scores.

Further research has shown that self-control also correlates highly with greater stress tolerance and concentration abilities, as well as increased empathy, better emotion regulation, and social competence. This is true across the age spectrum: From preschoolers to teenagers, kids who can regulate their own feelings and behavior are better able to stay focused on their goals and maintain positive connections with others.

Essentially, self-control underlies both academic achievement and interpersonal finesse, both of which contribute to success in life.
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5 cognitive traps to avoid in Discovery

5 cognitive traps to avoid in Discovery https://www.dto.gov.au/blog/cognitive-bias-in-discovery/ "Not being aware of our own biases might lead us to fall into a few traps, including those outlined here in this article." Stephen
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How Productive Failure Leads to Better Learning 

How Productive Failure Leads to Better Learning  | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Do you know that sinking feeling when you look at what you’ve created and think your work totally sucks? When you’re learning a new skill, you need to realize that giving yourself permission to be terrible—for a while—will eventually foster better learning.
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How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn? | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?

If you were tasked with answering it, what would your first step be? Would you scribble down your thoughts — or would you Google it?

Terry Heick, a former English teacher in Kentucky, had a surprising revelation when his eighth- and ninth-grade students quickly turned to Google.

“What they would do is they would start Googling the question, ‘How does a novel represent humanity?’ ” Heick says. “That was a real eye-opener to me.”

For those of us who grew up with search engines, especially Google, at our fingertips — looking at all of you millennials and post-millennials — this might seem intuitive. We grew up having our questions instantly answered as long as we had access to the Internet.

Now, with the advent of personal assistants like Siri and Google Now that aim to serve up information before you even know you need it, you don’t even need to type the questions. Just say the words and you’ll have your answer.

But with so much information easily available, does it make us smarter? Compared to the generations before who had to adapt to the Internet, how are those who grew up using the Internet — the so-called “Google generation” — different?
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A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION | All about the book

A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION | All about the book | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas—the latest book from author/speaker/questionologist Warren Berger, published by Bloomsbury.
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Five BIG Themes for 2016 iPad Learning - Teaching with iPad @SLY111 @EDUWELLS

Five BIG Themes for 2016 iPad Learning - Teaching with iPad @SLY111 @EDUWELLS | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure once again to work together with Richard Wells from New Zealand. He recently reworked his website from iPadwells.com to eduwells.com. Give it a look if you haven't checked it out lately!

2016 has arrived and iPad pedagogy has moved a long way in 6 years. Having iPads in your classroom is no longer about which exciting apps you can all use but more about empowering your students to discover and share their own iPad solutions for every situation. This requires collaboration between peers and a flexible mindset held by all in the room, including the teacher. It’s about building on new habits held by young people to connect, create and share their learning. It’s also about keeping in-touch with new developments to ensure our young people are ready for a rapidly changing world. Think less about teaching delivery or a “one-app-fits-all” model, and more about 21st century habits, and the development of an innovative mindset. (See this book for more details on this)

We hope these help!

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Technology in the Classroom: How, Why to Use Podcasts

Technology in the Classroom: How, Why to Use Podcasts | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
A podcast is a topic-specific digital stream of audio files (in some cases, video or PDF also) that can be downloaded to a computer or a wide variety of media devices. They are funny, entertaining, educational, often short, and rarely boring. They can cover news, current events, history, or pretty much anything the creator would like. When you subscribe, each new episode is automatically downloaded to your device, to be played at your convenience. You can play the entire stream or select an individual episode as part of your technology in the classroom arsenal. Here’s how to use technology in the classroom podcasts to enhance your class.
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Podcasts are AWEAOME tools for the classroom!
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The Benefits of Group Learning | Why

The Benefits of Group Learning | Why | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

Discussion around the topic of group learning is of interest to many students and teachers. In a group learning situation, many learners are involved in a project together. The enthusiasts of this style of learning may be inclined to say The more the merrier, implying that many students can enjoy working together. However, if the situation is not managed carefully, the proverb could easily read Two is company but three’s a crowd, implying that two can work well together, but once you bring in a third there could be some conflict.

Every learner would like to benefit from a wide range of learning opportunities. The true aim of education is not just to remember facts. There are many areas of individual development that can grow out of the group learning situation. The real S-C-O-P-E of learning can be understood using an acronym to break down and understand the various developmental skills.

S – skills development

C – cognitive development

O – organisational development

P – productive team work

E – entrepreneur outcomes

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, February 13, 12:10 AM
How does group work develop cognitive thinking skills? Critical thinking: a chance to analyse others’ ideas and question their thinking. Problem solving: challenging thoughts and actions through the group forum. Value clarification: assessing the true worth of others’ input. Active involvement: an opportunity to contribute to the group. Learning by example: the group dynamic adds further learning examples. Sharing information: different ideas and information increase knowledge. Assessments: teaching, learning, and assessment opportunities are increased. 
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 13, 12:37 AM

Find out what individual learning cannot teach you. “Teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.”–Ben Franklin

 

CCAFYDE's curator insight, February 13, 4:46 AM

Beneficios del aprendizaje en grupo y ¿por qué?

 

¿Hacia donde queremos dirigir la educación?

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How do organizations learn? | From Poverty to Power

How do organizations learn? | From Poverty to Power | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

I was invited along to DFID last week for a discussion on how organizations learn. There was an impressive turnout


Simple, right?

of senior civil serpents – the issue has clearly got their attention. Which is great because I came away with the impression that they (and Oxfam for that matter) have a long way to go to really become a ‘learning organization’.

So please make allowances in what follows for all the warm, cuddly areas of mutual agreement – I’m going to focus on the areas of disagreement, which are inevitably the most thought-provoking.

To mean anything, learning requires a change both in ideas and behaviours. So what were the theories of change that underpinned the approaches to learning in the room? I found it hard to pin down exactly – they seemed mostly tacit – but a lot of what I heard reminded me of the discussion at Twaweza a couple of years ago. For many present, the tacit theory of change seems to be ‘knowledge → learning → changed behaviours → changed outcomes’. Yeah right.

What we realized at Twaweza was that ‘it’s all in the arrows’. You need to unpack the assumptions and think about what needs to be in place for that theory of change to have any chance of resembling what happens in practice.

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The Sheikh Zayed Academy | Rosan Bosch Studio - Arch2O.com

The Sheikh Zayed Academy | Rosan Bosch Studio - Arch2O.com | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
The Sheik Zayed Private Academy for boys is designed to support different learning styles and 21st-century educational skills.
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'Not just a nice idea': The importance of inclusion in and beyond the classroom

'Not just a nice idea': The importance of inclusion in and beyond the classroom | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
The topic of inclusion in the province's schools brings forth many different opinions. But for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living, the importance of inclusion goes beyond the classroom.
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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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The Secret to Better Learning That Most People Don't Know - PsyBlog

The Secret to Better Learning That Most People Don't Know - PsyBlog | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

Despite multiple studies showing the benefits, many people don’t know this learning trick.

Mixing up your learning can lead to massive gains, a new study of academic performance reveals.
For years now ‘interleaving’ has been a secret largely confined to researchers. Interleaving means practising or learning different skills in quick succession. When interleaving, tennis players might practice forehands, backhands and volleys altogether.

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Out of this
world learning

Out of this <br/>world learning | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
The Immersive Learning Facility in UQ’s Advanced Engineering Building can accurately simulate multiple engineering scenarios, including high-risk scenarios such as a slope failure in an open-cut mine or a roof collapse in an underground mine.
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Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills

Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Ironically, listening to podcasts has prompted this teacher's students to read more.
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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Edudemic

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Edudemic | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Between self-driving cars and hoverboards, futuristic technology seems closer than ever. Nowhere is this more of a reality than in the field of robotics.
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The Coach

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No one knows that better than Jim Clark, a veteran science teacher who also coached high school basketball for part of his career. Clark isn’t surprised many of his former players stay in touch with him — he still talks to his old high school coach too. “I think if you talk to most coaches they’ll say they stay in touch with a bunch of their guys,” Clark said. “It’s kind of unfortunate that coaching is different from the classroom. Sometimes I think it should be more of the same. When you push kids outside their comfort zone and they realize that it’s made them better, kids appreciate that.

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How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help
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