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Accelerating Students Along Neural Superhighways

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"As students learn something new, electric or chemical signals move from neuron to neuron, traversing a route between locations in the brain. Like a tourist turning on unfamiliar city streets, these signals cross synapses to form a path that eventually connects the source to its destination. While identifying a route is slow going at first, students' brains eventually make these connections, and learning begins"

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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

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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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Teaching the Brain to Learn -- THE Journal

Teaching the Brain to Learn -- THE Journal | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction.
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What Will Improve a Student's Memory?

What Will Improve a Student's Memory? | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

How does the mind work—and especially how does it learn? Teachers’ instructional decisions are based on a mix of theories learned in teacher education, trial and error, craft knowledge, and gut instinct. Such gut knowledge often serves us well, but is there anything sturdier to rely on? 

 

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You Think You're Taking Great Notes With Your Laptop, But You're Not

You Think You're Taking Great Notes With Your Laptop, But You're Not | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

A new study—conducted by Mueller and Oppenheimer—finds that people remember lectures better when they’ve taken handwritten notes, rather than typed ones. 

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Seven principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.

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Three Ways to Cut the Cost of Higher Education for Adults

Three Ways to Cut the Cost of Higher Education for Adults | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Technology’s growth and changing demands on higher education are combining to support the mainstreaming of some of higher education’s previously fringe solutions to the affordability crisis.


Via Alberto Acereda, PhD
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How The Brain Decides Which Memories To Hold On To

How The Brain Decides Which Memories To Hold On To | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
4 factors that contribute to your mind remembering one event over another.
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Research - Neuroscience is a no-brainer? Think again, expert says - news - TES

Research - Neuroscience is a no-brainer? Think again, expert says - news - TES | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Expensive studies are ‘not very useful’ for classroom practice
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Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Explicitly teaching students about neuroplasticity can have a transformative impact in the classroom. A central facet of our work as teacher educators is teaching about how the brain changes during learning. Many teachers have told us that these findings have had a positive effect on their expectations for their students and on students' perceptions of their own abilities.

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College Profs Are Teaching, But Their Students May Not Be Learning « Annie Murphy Paul

College Profs Are Teaching, But Their Students May Not Be Learning « Annie Murphy Paul | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

How do you measure the quality of a college education? You could use standardized tests and surveys. Or you could send in skilled observers to actually sit through classes and pore over syllabi. The latter course is the one taken by the College Educational Quality project at Teachers College, which has just released the results of its first investigation.

 

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

How top-down attention, feedback loops, and daydreaming play into the science of success.

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries.

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Why Intelligence Requires Both Body And Brain

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Scientists are studying how the entire body, not just the brain, aids us in cognitive tasks.
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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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How our brains store recent memories, cell by single cell (6/29/2014)

How our brains store recent memories, cell by single cell (6/29/2014) | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Confirming what neurocomputational theorists have long suspected, researchers at the Dignity Health Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that the human brain locks down episodic memories in the hippocampus, committing each recollection to a distinct, distributed fraction of individual cells.

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6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

There are several factors that affect the learning process during eLearning courses.
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6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know

6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
In this article, I will share some scientifically proven brain facts that you'll want to take into consideration before creating your next eLearning course. Keeping these interesting brain facts on hand may allow you to develop eLearning courses that offer the most value and benefit to the learner, given that you'll have a more comprehensive understanding of the inner works of the brain. 
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One scientific insight for curriculum design

One scientific insight for curriculum design | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
I’ve made the case before that our curriculum and assessment isn’t designed with memory in mind. Here’s what I spoke about at ResearchEd York: what we can do to improve how much our pupils remember...
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Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how | eSchool News | eSchool News

Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how | eSchool News | eSchool News | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
According to a new cognitive matrix developed by scientists, a student’s learning style occurs for a reason—and can be predicted for the future.
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What Happens In Our Brains As We Read « Annie Murphy Paul

Amid the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience.

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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

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Here's a look into the basics of memory: how it works, what types of memory there are and why our memories aren’t as reliable as we think.
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Innovation Excellence | 35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

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This article discusses 35 proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students' learning every day..
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Innovation Excellence | 35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

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This article discusses 35 proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students' learning every day..
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How Memory Works Infographic

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The How Memory Works Infographic goes on to describe the chain of events that characterizes retention and retrieval.
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Four Student Misconceptions about Learning

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“Efficient and effective learning starts with a proper mindset,” Stephen Chew writes in his short, readable, and very useful chapter, “Helping Students to Get the Most Out of Studying.” Chew continues, pointing out what most of us know firsthand, students harbor some fairly serious misconceptions that undermine their efforts to learn. He identifies four of them.
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