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What we know about the brain and how to make teaching and learning more effective.
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Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Argyris bases his theory on the premise that each of us has a cognitive map inside our heads – in other words, a mental script to deal with problems and challenges based on previous experience. Working with others including Donald Schon, Argyris developed this idea into a theory of learning. We live and work in a mode of ‘detection and correction of error’.
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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Rothestein and his colleagues are trying to tell us something very important: In the 21st century, we can no longer afford to ignore the strategies that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. It’s time for a thorough examination of what makes a good question, and how students can benefit from staying curious.
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The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning

The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Understanding how the mind processes information and stores it is vital to educators, instructional designers and eLearning professionals. Simply stated, if you don’t know how the mind works, you have no way of knowing how to design material that will ensure success for your students. Information processing theory is a subject that has been studied, discussed and debated so much that a lot of the information available conflicts. However, there are a few basic principles that are generally agreed upon.
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Stanford researchers bridge education and neuroscience to strengthen the growing field of educational neuroscience

Stanford researchers bridge education and neuroscience to strengthen the growing field of educational neuroscience | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
As methods of imaging the brain improve, neuroscientists and educators can now identify changes in children's brains as they learn, and start to develop ways of personalizing instruction for kids who are falling behind.
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All in the mind? The role of neuroscience in education

All in the mind? The role of neuroscience in education | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
There is no agreement on whether studying the way the brain works can help improve educational outcomes, but the discussion is a hot topic amongst educational experts.
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Understand neuroscience with these neat animations by Harvard University

Understand neuroscience with these neat animations by Harvard University | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
When I first heard of Harvard's Fundamentals of Neuroscience online course, I thought it was going to be so hard to understand that I would have a seizure before the end of the first video. But no, thanks to the cool and straightforward animation it is actually very easy to get it.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Curiosity really is one of the very intense and very basic impulses in humans. We should base education on this behavior.’
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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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Learning Theories: Jerome Bruner On The Scaffolding Of Learning -

Learning Theories: Jerome Bruner On The Scaffolding Of Learning - | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
Bruner’s theory of scaffolding emerged around 1976 as a part of social constructivist theory, and was particularly influenced by the work of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. Vygotsky argued that we learn best in a social environment, where we construct meaning through interaction with others. His Zone of Proximal Development theory, where we can learn more in the presence of a knowledgeable other person, became the template for Bruner’s model.
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Neuroscience-based eLearning Tips

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Free eBook: Neuroscience-based eLearning tips --Remember, you cannot argue with your brain. It follows its own rules. You can force it to do things, but that’s going to be a big challenge. For optimal learning, what your learners need most is brain-friendly content. 

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Chapter 4

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As we learn and develop mastery of a skill, our level of expertise grows and changes with our ability to know when and how to use that knowledge.  In the book How Learning Works (Ambrose, Bridges, Lovett, DiPietro, and Norman, 2010), we learn that for novices to be pushed to the next level, we must present them with information and tasks that requires them to use the skills to the point of autonomy as well as figure out how to transfer what they have learned to new situations.
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Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
The idea that some people are "left-brained," meaning they are highly analytical, while others are "right-brained," or more creative, is not true, according to a new study that looked at brain scans of more than 1,000 people.
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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it
The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school leaders rethink how they approach assessments. While some of its initial findings merely support what educators have intuitively believed, it is also challenging many assumptions and providing new insight into best educational practices, especially regarding assessment.

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Assessments-- high stakes testing in particular, have changed the learning environments of classrooms across the country. 


This insightful article may help everyone gain a better understanding of what the research says about teaching and learning.

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I want to do a PhD on Educational Neuroscience, any suggestions? Not for the money, but for the learning and helping educators part!

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Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning | The Science of Learning (and Teaching) | Scoop.it

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost 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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