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Learning and the Brain- A few quick facts

Learning and the Brain- A few quick facts | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
What do we and don't we know about the brain? It used to be that we thought we knew it all. Well, maybe not all. But, over the last couple decades new research reveals and debunks some of our previously held knowledge about the brain. Here are a few quick facts about learning and the…
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How to think about active learning and its benefits (opinion)

How to think about active learning and its benefits (opinion) | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Cathy N. Davidson describes what she wishes she had known when she started teaching active learning courses.
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1: Although not specifically theatre related, the idea of benefits to gain from a course not in the vein of usual school academics is fascinating to delve into. 
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New brain mapping technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

New brain mapping technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
In recent years, there has been a concerted effort among scientists to map the connections in the brain – the so-called ‘connectome’ – and to understand how this relates to human behaviours, such as intelligence and mental health disorders.
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Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things? | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters
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Research every teacher should know: setting expectations

Research every teacher should know: setting expectations | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a research project on expectations.

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When Testing Takes Over

When Testing Takes Over | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
An expert's lens on the failure of high-stakes accountability tests — and what we can do to change course
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How a Psychologist’s Work on Race Identity Helped Overturn School Segregation in 1950s America

How a Psychologist’s Work on Race Identity Helped Overturn School Segregation in 1950s America | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

Mamie Phipps Clark came up with the oft-cited “doll test” and provided expert testimony in Brown v. Board of Education

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Why Mistakes Matter in Creating A Path For Learning

Why Mistakes Matter in Creating A Path For Learning | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
American educators love to emphasize correct procedure, but cognitive science says that students learn better when you focus on their mistakes.
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A "Sense of Belonging" and "Relatedness" to Teachers Affect Student Success

A "Sense of Belonging" and "Relatedness" to Teachers Affect Student Success | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Having a teacher who's demographically similar to you can impact happiness in class, motivation, the quality of student-teacher communication, and college aspirations, according to a new paper.
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Why it’s never too late for humans to change

Why it’s never too late for humans to change | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
With an almost boundless capacity to learn, people are more able to change than we think, argues Niels Birbaumer
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A New Alternative to "Practice Makes Perfect"

A New Alternative to "Practice Makes Perfect" | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Brief reactivations of visual memories are enough to complete a full learning curve, TAU researchers say
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The other F word: Princeton professor teaches students how to handle failure

The other F word: Princeton professor teaches students how to handle failure | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

It may seem odd for a group of first-year students at Princeton University to start their academic careers by talking about failure.

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Students' self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment

Students' self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

This study examines whether self‐concept of ability in math and reading predicts later math and reading attainment across different levels of achievement.

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High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses, and a new report says there are lots of things higher ed can do to fix that.
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Graton psychologist publishes new book on how children learn

Graton psychologist publishes new book on how children learn | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
David Sortino, a psychologist and learning specialist in Graton, has published a new book called “A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain from Infancy to Adulthood.”
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Images of the brain refute a theory of the 60s on the domain of language / News / SINC - Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas

Images of the brain refute a theory of the 60s on the domain of language / News / SINC - Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. The finding was linked in the 1960s with the hosting of language processing in the left hemisphere, but today European researchers show that this asymmetry is not a marker of language lateralization.

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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
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Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists - EdSurge News

What role does data play in developing solutions to complex challenges in education? 

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New interventions could help improve student academics and behavior

New interventions could help improve student academics and behavior | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
In a new guidebook, faculty members from the University of Missouri offer research-backed, practical strategies to help students and parents identify and fix problems. The guide, in its third edition, helps to bridge the gap between research and practice, with support and advice for educators, parents, counselors and social workers working with children.
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How disliked classes affect college student cheating

How disliked classes affect college student cheating | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
College students’ feelings about class play role in misconduct
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Frontiers | Knowledge vs. Action: Discrepancies in University Students' Knowledge about and Self-Reported Use of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies | Psychology

Frontiers | Knowledge vs. Action: Discrepancies in University Students' Knowledge about and Self-Reported Use of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies | Psychology | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it

The results showed that although students had quite advanced knowledge of SRL strategies, they did not put this knowledge into action. 

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From volunteer to decision-maker: how parents can play a greater role in schools | UW News

From volunteer to decision-maker: how parents can play a greater role in schools | UW News | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study by the University of Washington suggests schools need to partner with parents, rather than offer them limited volunteer roles.
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How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.
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Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, study finds

Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, study finds | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.
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Stanford psychologist recognized with $4 million prize | Stanford News

Stanford psychologist recognized with $4 million prize | Stanford News | Educational Psychology | Scoop.it
Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck received the inaugural Yidan Prize, honoring her innovative contributions to education research.
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