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Experts Call for Teaching Educators Brain Science

Experts Call for Teaching Educators Brain Science | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

"A little knowledge about the brain can be a dangerous thing, and experts in mind, brain, and education studies are calling for more formal teacher training in the biological underpinnings of learning."

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Happy New Year: Pick Up a New Skill - The New Yorker

Happy New Year: Pick Up a New Skill - The New Yorker | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
The critical-period effect is the idea that you can’t do certain things—like learn a language, or learn an instrument—unless you start early in life. It’s a discouraging thought for anyone past adolescence. But, recently, the evidence for this idea had started to unwind.
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7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention In A Traditional Classroom -

7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention In A Traditional Classroom - | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
For many teachers, helping students “pay attention” is probably the wrong way to help improve what you’re probably trying to improve.
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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Many teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most powerful thinking tools: metacognition, or the ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. A metaphor that resonates with many students is that learning cognitive and metacognitive strategies offers them tools to "drive their brains."
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» Curiosity Primes Brain for Learning - Psych Central News

» Curiosity Primes Brain for Learning - Psych Central News | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
The more our curiosity is piqued, the easier all learning becomes within a certain period of time, according to new research published in the journal Neuron.
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Learning rewires the brain | Science News for Students

Learning rewires the brain | Science News for Students | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Scientists have begun unlocking these secrets of how we learn, not only in huge blocks of tissue, but even within individual cells.Brain cells actually change shape as we learn. It’s one way we cement new knowledge. And much of the action happens as we sleep.

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Brain Science: The Visual System and Learning by Art Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine

Brain Science: The Visual System and Learning by Art  Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Commercial artists routinely use images like this to draw our attention to their advertisements. But it also has implications for trainers and instructional designers as well. The fact that the second image is harder to read means that people have to take longer and work harder to comprehend the words. And you know what? An abundance of evidence shows that when people work harder and take longer studying material, they end up remembering it better.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”

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Learning Theories: Adaptive Control of Thought

Learning Theories: Adaptive Control of Thought | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

A considerable amount of research into learning has focused on human memory. A number of theories about how memory and recall function has been published, but one that stands out is a model derived from the work of Canadian psychologist John Robert Anderson. Adaptive Control of Thought – Rational – abbreviated to ACT-R (previously known as ACT*) – is a cognitive theory of learning that is concerned with the way memory is structured. The so called cognitive architecture of ACT-R is made up of three main components.

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How fresh approaches can foster smarter students

How fresh approaches can foster smarter students | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Multitasking, rereading texts and catering to ‘visual learners’ may hamper learning, studies say.

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Seven Principles of Learning Better From Cognitive Science

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read on the science of learning. Daniel Willingham is a Harvard educated cognitive scientist who writes books and articles about how to learn and teach better.

 

The title of his book, Why Don’t Students Like School?, is a tad unfortunate, I think, because the book isn’t really about bored students. Instead, the book is divided into principles of learning.

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Teaching Metacognition

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Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. All of these activities are metacognitive in nature. By teaching students these skills - all of which can be learned - we can improve student learning.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn't as easy as it sounds. The science behind how we learn is the foundation for teaching yourself new skills. Here's what we know about learning a new skill.
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Students learn better when they think they're going to have to teach the material

Students learn better when they think they're going to have to teach the material | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Researchers say they've uncovered a simple technique that improves students' memory for passages of text. All that's required is to tell the students that they're going to have to teach the material to someone else.
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Better Ways to Learn

Better Ways to Learn | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more?
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

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Life of an Educator: 5 reasons why we need physical activity in schools

Life of an Educator: 5 reasons why we need physical activity in schools | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

n an effort to provide students more time with math and reading and other core area subjects, schools are cutting back on physical education courses, and recess opportunities are shrinking for students at the elementary levels.

The dangerous trend of giving physical education the backseat to other 'more important' areas of learning might not yield the intended results.

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13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned

13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
By exploring the techniques of recall and learning, improve your ability to remember.
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Building a Better Teacher | W. W. Norton & Company

Building a Better Teacher | W. W. Norton & Company | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art.

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Neuroscientists Discover Why Effective Motor Learning Requires Ample Sleep | Big Think

Neuroscientists Discover Why Effective Motor Learning Requires Ample Sleep | Big Think | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Canadian researchers have identified the part of the brain that links motor learning with the need for a full night's sleep. This is why dancers, actors, and musicians are at their best at full rest.
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Say it with Stick Figures | SalesAndMarketing.com

Say it with Stick Figures | SalesAndMarketing.com | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

The Picture Superiority Effect says concepts are much more likely to be remembered if they are presented as pictures rather than as words. In fact, research has discovered that visuals are recalled six times better than words alone. But what kind of visual support works best? Is there a superior picture approach that maximizes the Picture Superiority Effect?

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Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from Cognitive & Educational Psychology - e-Learning Feeds

Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from Cognitive & Educational Psychology - e-Learning Feeds | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

  Excerpts: In this monograph, we discuss 10 learning techniques in detail and offer recommendations about their relative utility. 

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Via John Shank
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One Brain Area Processes Time, Space and Social Relationships

One Brain Area Processes Time, Space and Social Relationships | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Physical and emotional distance overlap in the brain
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