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Attention Span

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This week for my final blog on a topic within the field of attention I would like to discuss it’s span; how long we humans can focus on a task without distraction. It has been argued (I have not fo...
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Applying the principles of cognition, behaviourism, and motivation to education.
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Students hit out at Edinburgh ‘gagging clause’

Students hit out at Edinburgh ‘gagging clause’ | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
STUDENT leaders at one of the country’s leading universities were forced to sign a contract agreeing not to criticise the institution without giving management prior notice.
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I guess this means students don't have academic freedom.

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Social learning is for human work | Harold Jarche

Social learning is for human work | Harold Jarche | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
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This is the Scholarship of Learning - psychology through and through... 

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Synthesis Blog: Is MUSIC Effective?

Synthesis Blog: Is MUSIC Effective? | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
So it's time for my synthesis! In this blog I will summarise the research I have found for each of the MUSIC Model factors and how they interlink/relate to one another. As a note: I have bolded whe...
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Great blog on the MUSIC Model of academic engaggement.

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emmaalofs

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A Psychologiscal Perspective of Education
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Thoughtfl piece on the effects of grades in education.

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Psychology and Educational Policies (synthesis blog).

Psychology and Educational Policies (synthesis blog). | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
When I first found out there would be a "topic" for our blogs I was pretty sure mine would be something to do with creativity and equality. Creativity, because of Ken Robinson's amazing TED talk on...
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Great synthesis blog to follow on from a number of good posts over the weeks.

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Week 7 blog: Motivation from within

Week 7 blog: Motivation from within | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
In my previous blogs I examined how components of both reinforcement and punishment can be applied to education to enhance the motivation of students, following on from this last week I then examin...
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Grades: Are grades valid or reliable?

Grades: Are grades valid or reliable? | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
Assessments and the subsequent awarding of grades are the most widely employed measure of learning; a way for an instructor to gather information about what has been learnt and make a judgement (Br...
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"Tip-of-the-tongue" State

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In the present blog, the author sought to introduce the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon to readers.  This entails a brief explanation of the underlying processes that culminate in the tip-of-the-tongu...
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Grading Reduces Creativity, Blog 6

Grading Reduces Creativity, Blog 6 | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
As I sat down to write this week’s blog, I asked myself: ‘What does he want to see?’ ‘What can I write to get a better grade?’ I then told myself off because I am not practising what I preach! The ...
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Blog 6: Is being interested effective?

Blog 6: Is being interested effective? | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
This week I will be talking about the fourth factor in Jones (2009) MUSIC model of motivation, interest. What is Interest? Interest is defined as the enjoyment and willing engagement in an activity...
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Negative Aspects of Punishment

Negative Aspects of Punishment | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
In my blog last week, I focused on the positive aspects of punishment and why it has been so widely implemented. I mentioned how it does have a place within schools, however this week I am going to...
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Blog 5: Believe in yourself

Blog 5: Believe in yourself | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
So it's week three of my topic blogs and this week I am going to talk about the third factor involved in the music model of motivation, success (Jones, 2009). A quick overview for those who may not...
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Attention and Depression

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My blog topic over the next few weeks is attention, last week I introduced some theories and once again applied mindfulness to the discussion. This week I would like to talk about depression, it’s ...
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The Ed Techie: What university rankings really tell us

The Ed Techie: What university rankings really tell us | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
There's a law with league tables that goes something like, your criticism of them is indirectly proportional to your placing in them. If you're in the top 10, it's a marvellous piece of research, but as you go down, you...
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Teaching is still important - isn't it?

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x28’s new Blog » Blog Archive » Between Empowerment and Patronization: 40 Years IT

x28’s new Blog » Blog Archive » Between Empowerment and Patronization: 40 Years IT | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
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Nice reflection. forty years in IT is a millenia...

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Task Difficulty

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Having examined d the topic of “the appropriateness of task difficulty” over my last four blog posts, there are several key points I would like to highlight in this synthesis. 1. Tasks of an inappr...
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Synthesis Blog

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It is with great displeasure that I have sat down to write the present ‘synthesis blog’.  Such a feeling of displeasure does not, as you may presume, exist as a consequence of simply not enjoying t...
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Direct instruction or discovery learning - a good blog exploring experiences of both.

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Blog 7: Reinforcement and Punishment in Higher Education

In previous blogs, I introduced the notion of reinforcement and punishment as strategies for effective classroom management. Taking the current literature in the area and the comments of others on ...
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Attention Span

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This week for my final blog on a topic within the field of attention I would like to discuss it’s span; how long we humans can focus on a task without distraction. It has been argued (I have not fo...
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Intrinsic motivation VS Internalized Self-Regulation: A Debate

Intrinsic motivation VS Internalized Self-Regulation: A Debate | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
There is a question I have been keen to address since I decided on self-determination theory as a blog topic, yet up until now I have been side-tracked exploring the underlying principles that driv...
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Creativity & the curriculum: why an overhaul is needed.

Creativity & the curriculum: why an overhaul is needed. | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
So I've finally gotten to the topic that interests me most: curriculum innovation (/reform…./scrapping). I could've done my whole topic on this, but first I wanted to justifying the ideas that led ...
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Context and State Dependent Memory (Blog 6, Week 7, 11th March)

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been looking into the multistore model of memory, and different techniques (rehearsal & encoding and chunking & acronyms) which can be used to ensure informati...
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Semantic Satiation

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This week, I have chosen to expand the working model of memory (Baddeley & Hitch, 1974), to include the phenomenon semantic satiation (Smith & Klein, 1990).  The working model of memory (Ba...
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Cool phenomenon - which I have experienced on a number of occasions!

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Schools & Communities (Part 2): Teachers as colearners/coaches

Schools & Communities (Part 2): Teachers as colearners/coaches | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
Last week I discussed policy changes to integrate schools with communities because of the advantages sense of community can bring. This week I want to discuss how to create communities within schoo...
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Great insights from Becca.

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Week 5: Being cruel to be kind: The use of Punishment in education

Week 5: Being cruel to be kind: The use of Punishment in education | Psychology in Education | Scoop.it
Following on from last week when I looked at how both positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement are used as a tool to encourage learning, I will now delve into how another aspect of operant...
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