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If You Think You're Good At Multitasking, You Probably Aren't

If You Think You're Good At Multitasking, You Probably Aren't | MOOC4teachers | Scoop.it

"Multitaskers tend to test high for traits like risk-taking, sensation-seeking and impulsivity. And those very traits interfere with people's ability to stay focused, researchers say. They found that the people who multitasked the most in real life — the impulsive risk-takers — were actually much worse at juggling tasks than people who rarely multitasked. Even worse, these demon multitaskers thought they were terrific at it, though the cold, hard data proved they weren't." | via NPR


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Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | MOOC4teachers | Scoop.it

"In a world as fast-changing and full of information as our own, every one of us, from schoolchildren to college students to working adults, needs to know how to learn well. Yet evidence suggests that most of us don’t use the learning techniques that science has proved most effective. Worse, research finds that learning strategies we do commonly employ, like rereading and highlighting, are among the least effective." | by Annie Murphy Paul



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Learning Styles: Popular Despite Lack of Evidence

Learning Styles: Popular Despite Lack of Evidence | MOOC4teachers | Scoop.it

"The term 'learning styles' refers to the concept that individuals differ in regard to what mode of instruction or study is most effective for them. Proponents of learning-style assessment contend that optimal instruction requires diagnosing individuals' learning style and tailoring instruction accordingly. However, at present, there is no adequate evidence base to justify incorporating learning-styles assessments into general educational practice. Thus, limited education resources would better be devoted to adopting other educational practices that have a strong evidence base, of which there are an increasing number." | via Sage Publications


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Philip E. Bernhardt's comment, January 23, 2013 10:02 PM
A really important article. You have mentioned this on many occasions. Thank you for posting.