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Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning -- THE Journal

Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning -- THE Journal | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
David Sousa, educational consultant, advises teachers to keep brain science in mind when figuring out how to help their students learn.
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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

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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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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? 

 

http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/winter0809/willingham.pdf

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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.


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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

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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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