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Action learning – reach, range and evolution

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(2013). Action learning – reach, range and evolution. Action Learning: Research and Practice: Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-3.

Via F. Thunus
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i like the underlying idea behind this model of learning....it is how you make more individual to suit the learner on a small scale that is the harder part that requires some thinking

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | learning at school | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

Via Nik Peachey
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interesting article that i myself can relate to in the classroom.  I have my kids doing occasional exercise in my year 8 Mathematics class and the benefits of how the classes respond after a brief exercise break is fasinating.  Alas I have not done this as much with my older students...i need to break out of this model for my senior students!

  

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:18 AM

More data ro thinks about......I can remember the ' brain- friendly' expression from Mr. Kagan. @KaganOnline

 

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:08 PM

Ένα ωραίο άρθρο για τη λειτουργία του νου.

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:36 PM

A valuable insight! Careful not to misuse it!

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Learning through play: pedagogy, challenges and ideas - live chat - The Guardian (blog)

Learning through play: pedagogy, challenges and ideas - live chat - The Guardian (blog) | learning at school | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)
Learning through play: pedagogy, challenges and ideas - live chat
The Guardian (blog)
Play's vital role in fostering young children's healthy social and psychological development is nowadays a no brainer.
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UK paper discussing merits of play in the classroom and does it apply to secondard schools  

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Decrease Distraction, Increase Education: Contemplative Pedagogy for the Contemporary Teacher

Decrease Distraction, Increase Education: Contemplative Pedagogy for the Contemporary Teacher | learning at school | Scoop.it
By Tim Jensen, UCAT Graduate Instructional Consultant “[T]he faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will …An e...
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have just skimmed and looks like i have some more holiday reading....but in a good way

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Connie Podesta: Are Kids Different Today? Or the Parents?

Buy Connie Podesta products at: http://www.yoursuccessstore.com/index.php?main_page=products_all&cPath=9⊂=author&value=Connie+Podesta When you get to work...

Via Mark Treadwell
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As a parent i certain can relate to Connie's discussion ......as a teacher i wish more parents could relate to her discussion

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 11:36 PM

This is a great starter for a parent night