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Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME.com

Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME.com | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Call it the "learning paradox": the more you struggle and even fail while you're trying to master new information, the better you're likely to recall and apply that information later.

 

"The learning paradox is at the heart of 'productive failure,' a phenomenon identified by Manu Kapur. ... Kapur points out that while the model adopted by many teachers and employers when introducing others to new knowledge — providing lots of structure and guidance early on, until the students or workers show that they can do it on their own — makes intuitive sense, it may not be the best way to promote learning. Rather, it’s better to let the neophytes wrestle with the material on their own for a while, refraining from giving them any assistance at the start."

 

Article by Annie Murphy Paul in Time Magazine.


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Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse?

Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse? | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
What would you say if I told you that all of our efforts to improve public education were insensitive to the actual way people interacted with the world?

Depressing, right? But it's true.

 

"We elevate the wrong hero in school reform every day when we overvalue the importance of academic learning and assume that merely focusing on better curricula and clearer standards will carry the day. Yet the research suggests otherwise, affirming what sociologist Pedro Noguera and others have said repeatedly: 'unmet social needs become unmet academic needs.'”


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Why Learning Leads To Happiness

Why Learning Leads To Happiness | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
By Philip Moeller for U.S. News Your mind may be the closest thing to the Holy Grail of longevity and happiness.

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