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What theory of learning will tell me how to teach?

What theory of learning will tell me how to teach? | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

“There’s nothing as practical as a good theory” It seemed to us, one term in to Teach First, that practical theories in education were hard to come by."

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The 10 Percent of the Brain Myth is Still Bullshit, Neuroscientists Say

The 10 Percent of the Brain Myth is Still Bullshit, Neuroscientists Say | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
There’s this persistent notion that we use a mere 10 percent of our brains at any given moment. If only we could tap into more of the magnificent, squishy machine in our heads, we’d become quicker, cleverer versions of ourselves.

It’d be a lovely idea if it wasn’t a crock of crap.
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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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Why We Need Learning Engineers

Why We Need Learning Engineers | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Almost no one who is involved in creating learning materials or large-scale educational experiences relies on the evidence from learning science.

We are missing a job category: Where are our talented, creative, user-­centric "learning engineers" — professionals who understand the research about learning, test it, and apply it to help more students learn more effectively?
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Correlates between the Science of Learning and the Practice of Teaching | Brain Blogger

Correlates between the Science of Learning and the Practice of Teaching | Brain Blogger | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Scientific progression is underpinned by incremental and seemingly small discoveries; however, the claims of the brain-based learning industry are anything but that. Although an effort has been made by the scientific community in recent years to raise awareness about these issues, a lot more work needs to be done in particular to raise awareness amongst the educators as well as the broader community. The role of science communicators could be useful in bridging the current gap between the real neuroscience of learning and the pervasive propaganda of the commercial “brain-based” programs.
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Rankin: 'Our Learning Spaces Are Not Designed for How Our Brains Work' -- Campus Technology

Rankin: 'Our Learning Spaces Are Not Designed for How Our Brains Work' -- Campus Technology | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

"...the traditional quiet, somewhat isolated, distraction-free learning environment is not actually the best place for students to learn. Students would be better served, he said, by a learning ecosystem, which he described as a multilayered, interconnected, interdependent, social space."

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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.
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10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works

10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
These TED talks will provide you with a window of insight into the secrets of the human brain, how it works, and how it ‘defines and connects us to the world and to one another.’
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Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn.
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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
“Work that matters” has significance beyond classroom walls; it’s work that is created for an authentic audience who might  enjoy it or benefit from it even in a small way. It’s work that isn’t simply passed to the teacher for a grade, or shared with peers for review. It’s work that potentially makes a difference in the world.
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Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

Innovation Excellence | 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:
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Don't Waste Your Money on "Brain Training" Schemes

Don't Waste Your Money on "Brain Training" Schemes | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
There are all kinds of "brain-training" programs out there that promise to help you stay smart even as you age. The problem is that there's little evidence that they work — but a lot of evidence that they are a waste of money.
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Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain's Amazing Malleability

As time goes by, science provides more and more evidence that your brain is malleable and continually changing in response to your lifestyle, physiology, and environment.

This concept is called neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity—meaning, you are literally reforming your brain with each passing day. It used to be thought that your brain was static, except during some critical developmental periods, but today, we know this isn’t true.
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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn.
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Here's What Scientists Aren't Telling Us About Learning - InformED

Here's What Scientists Aren't Telling Us About Learning - InformED | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching habits. But these ten findings are the real deal– the gamechanging brain science we like to hear and the practical guidelines we can follow to integrate it into our daily routine. Let’s make a point to stay in the know and use what we can.

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The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. 

And as information becomes more readily accessible online, the number of things we want to learn has only increased.

That means that the only variable we can actually control is the time we spend learning them.
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Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education
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The Secret To Learning is Reverse of Conventional Wisdom - PsyBlog

The Secret To Learning is Reverse of Conventional Wisdom - PsyBlog | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
People who learn quickest show the least neural activity, a new study finds.

The research flies in the face of the common myth that the key to learning is trying harder and thinking it through.

Instead, quick learners in particular showed reduced brain activity in the frontal cortex, an area linked to conscious planning.

In other words: good learners don’t overthink what they are trying to learn.
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New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
We now know that certain areas of the brain never stop changing, that new neurons grow with astounding frequency, and that thought itself affects change in brain structure to an extent that few researchers, even 20 years ago, believed possible.
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Teaching science to the brain: How we learn the way things work - PsyPost

Teaching science to the brain: How we learn the way things work - PsyPost | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
When you learn a new technical concept, something happens in your brain, but exactly what has been a mystery until now.
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Metacognitive Instruction: How to Foster Smarter, More Independent Learners

Metacognitive Instruction: How to Foster Smarter, More Independent Learners | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
There are ways in which we can help cultivate better learners and practicers, and accelerate the development of our students by artfully tweaking our approach in lessons.
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What's Science Got to Do With Teaching and Learning?

What's Science Got to Do With Teaching and Learning? | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
For decades, cognitive scientists slowly accrued a solid understanding of how people learn but never bothered to tell teachers and students what they had found.
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Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- Campus Technology

Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- Campus Technology | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University (BYU).
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Study Challenges Theory on Unconscious Memory System in the Brain

Study Challenges Theory on Unconscious Memory System in the Brain | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory.

For decades, scientists have theorized that this part of the brain is not involved in processing unconscious memory, the type that allows us to do things like button a shirt without having to think about it.

But research by Dr. Richard Addante, a senior lecturer in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, raises doubts about that theory.
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Why Students Should Be Taking Notes

Why Students Should Be Taking Notes | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
There is also accumulating evidence (the article below references seven studies) that giving students teacher-prepared notes or PowerPoint slides does not improve their performance. Students need to take notes in ways that are meaningful to them. It also helps when notes are restructured. The material presented in class is usually ordered in a linear fashion.
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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know
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