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Reflections on Learning
Food for thought about the challenging and changing world  of teaching  and learning  
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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Reflections on Learning |

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 

- Quality of instruction

- Teaching climate 

- Classroom management

- Teacher beliefs 

- Professional behaviours 


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Via Gust MEES, Yashy Tohsaku, Teresa Domingo
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 9, 8:20 PM

I certainly have to agree but could I add more? The only addition I think I would make would be having learners as the centre of all of the above. ;)

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic] | Reflections on Learning |
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

Via Gust MEES, Made Hery Santosa, Roselink
Kari Smith's curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:17 PM

Great background information to build our understanding. I really like seeing them all presented this way for easy comparison. 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:38 AM

(Edudemic - 24 Déc 2012)

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

A very visual illustration of learning theory.

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Project Based Learning: Explained

Project Based Learning: Explained | Reflections on Learning |

A learing playlist of PBL (Project Based Learning) resources

Via Emilia Carrillo
Ashlee David's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:40 PM

I can relate to this video. I feel most of my school career was memorizing facts to take a test then forgetting it so I could memorizing the new facts for the up coming test. We need schools to realize that this strategy isn't working and is not preparing students for the project based world we live in. By using project based learning we have students use critical thinking, collaboration, and communication to solve a problem. Students get involved and more hands on which will last in their memory longer then just trying to memorize facts for a test.

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Finland's School System - Infographic

Finland's School System - Infographic | Reflections on Learning |

Via Ulla M. Saikku, Roselink
AnnC's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:56 PM

What keeps us from learning from those who have better results?

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:43 PM

Christal clear ! They're ahead !

Julia_Ryu's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:10 AM

Finland has a good school system! I want to share this information with you if you interesting about education or Finland look more seriously.

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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning? | Reflections on Learning |
What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?


===> Perhaps children don’t need another reform imposed on them. Instead, they need to be the authors of their own education.” <===


A MUST read and watch also the video:


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES
Audrey's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:55 AM

This is what was found:  "The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship..."

Much of this can be started from the home environment. Curated for