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Lessons from neuroscience - Mark Anderson's Blog

Lessons from neuroscience - Mark Anderson's Blog | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Lessons from neuroscience
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Great reminder of the session that we had last year with him.

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Being A Musician Is Good For Your Brain

Being A Musician Is Good For Your Brain | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
People who play an instrument are sharper and have faster reaction times.
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The Paradox of Deeper Learning: The Unlearning Curve

The Paradox of Deeper Learning: The Unlearning Curve | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Deep learning means that students may initially learn more while they understand less, writes Sam Dyson.
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Though provoking insight into the nature of understanding as distinct from knowing: do we encourage knowledge at the expense of true comprehension?

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Neurogenesis: state of the field and implications for education

Neurogenesis: state of the field and implications for education | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
By Lisa M. Saksida, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.  Nearly everything that we do has an impact on our brains. Changes in our behaviour and in our environment can lead to...
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Most people have heard of 'brain plasticity' but how exactly does it happen? This article explores the concept in accessible depth. You might not like to hear that restricting calorific intake may help....!

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Nature vs Nurture… what does the research say? Are there some areas in which teachers can have more/less impact? | Learning Zone

Nature vs Nurture… what does the research say? Are there some areas in which teachers can have more/less impact? | Learning Zone | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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A short discussion on perhaps education's biggest question: how much effect does environmental input really have compared to genetic potential? Part of a four week event in which teachers can pose questions directly to neuroscientists.

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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
History of Educational Technology
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10 myths about psychology, debunked

10 myths about psychology, debunked | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
How much of what you think about your brain is actually wrong? In this whistlestop tour of dis-proved science, Ben Ambridge walks through 10 popular ideas about psychology that have been proven wrong — and uncovers a few surprising truths about how our brains really work.
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Excellent watch from TED talks - some of these myths may surprise you, but view with an open mind, the spread the truth!

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People are quicker to dismiss evidence from psychology than neuroscience

People are quicker to dismiss evidence from psychology than neuroscience | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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What is it about the word 'neuro'? So much of what we claim to be neuroscience is actually just psychology. Why are people so ready to accept the former and dismiss the latter? (chip on my psychological shoulder, much?!)

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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Another one on my favourite topic: perpetuating 'neuromyths'.

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Study finds musical training may focus attention and reduce anxiety in children - The Strad

Study finds musical training may focus attention and reduce anxiety in children - The Strad | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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Somemay disagree with this when struggling with their scales, but an interesting MRI study indicates that all that effort could pay off in terms of psychological outcomes.

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Want to learn something better? Draw it

Want to learn something better? Draw it | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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Pictionary revision anyone?

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Life and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Nik Peachey
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2014 4:49 AM

Some useful tips.

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 2014 5:02 PM

Excellent article that gives educators some additional ways to incorporate digital devices into the curriculum.  The author also explains ways to get around using these devices as well.  You have probably heard of learning styles. Did you know there was such a thing as a "distraction style?"

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The Neuroscience of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Adolescent Learning

The Neuroscience of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Adolescent Learning | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
By Dr. Christopher-James Harvey   At its simplest, sleep is driven by two broad systems working symbiotically: sleep/wake homeostasis and biological circadian rhythms. Sleep/wake homeostasis t...
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One for the boarding staff: what do you think? Does this fit with your experiences? Is there an effect by age? Would it be feasible to do anything about it in terms of altering the school day?

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The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Why are bad habits so hard to break? What if the bumper sticker “Just Say No!” actually works against us? If willpower were the answer to breaking bad habits then we wouldn’t have drug addiction or obesity. There’s something going...
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Worth keeping in mind when considering that second break time brownie...

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The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning

The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
By Dr. Frances Jensen - As part of our Smart Parents series, Dr. Jensen writes about what the learning science can teach us about the teenage brain.
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Is praising children bad for them? To praise or not to praise

Is praising children bad for them? To praise or not to praise | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
A research study that examined the effects of the type of praise parents give to children on their developing personalities has received considerable attention in the media. With headlines like "to...
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We've all seen the headlines that stem from work on mindset, but stray far from the reality. They claim that praising children is bad for them, but what exactly is the truth behind this? Generally it seems that the type of praise is far more important than its frequency.

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There’s a lot of talk about growth mindset in education at the moment. I’m pretty sure there’s something in it, but to | Learning Zone

There’s a lot of talk about growth mindset in education at the moment. I’m pretty sure there’s something in it, but to | Learning Zone | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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A current hot topic in education is the potential benefit of adopting a 'growth mindset'. This is a short discussion with neuroscientists on this topic. Perhaps of more use than the actual responses are the links they contain (see later on this page for some of these....).

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Are humans getting cleverer?

Are humans getting cleverer? | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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A fascinating article into the concept of intelligence testing - how can we explain improving scores? Can this be applied to high stakes exam testing, like GCSEs and A-levels, too?

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What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up) | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us feel scatterbrained, like our working memory has too much to deal with. Here's how to tune-up your working memory and stay focused.
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A good introduction to what is meant when we say 'working memory'. We see the term a lot on EP reports, so what does it actually mean? This article is a good summary of this term and could have been written by any AS psychologist (I hope!).

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …
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Many sixth formers could benefit from advice on taking concise notes....

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Genes to Cognition Online

Genes to Cognition Online | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Explore modern neuroscience with this huge resource of videos, animations and interactive 3D brain. Autism, ADHD, ALZHEIMER'S depression and cognitive disorders.
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This tool comes with a procrastination danger warning. I am not responsible for any reports that go unwritten or preps that go unmarked because of time lost to this geeky but amazing animated interactive guide to the brain.

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The Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful, vulnerable, not fully developed

The Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful, vulnerable, not fully developed | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
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Ignore the article, which is essentially a sales push, but the image at the bottom of the page is a useful overview if you find yourself wondering what people are referring to when they talk about the various brain areas.

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Judgment Call: Maturity, Emotions and the Teenage Brain — schoolpsychologistfiles.com — Readability

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PRobably not a lot that is new to most people, but a nice summary of why teenagers are the way they are!

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Insightful Tips on How to Integrate Problem Based Learning in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Insightful Tips on How to Integrate Problem Based Learning in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Life and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Brennan Dempsey's comment, May 29, 2018 7:37 AM
This is a great article for a pre-service teacher wanting to gain knowledge on the differences between project based learning and problem based learning. When i first began my teaching profession I struggled to systematically place a sequence of activities together that interacted both. Since reading this insight it has given me a great deal of confidence to go ahead and try and engage students through both methods.
Jayden Batterson's curator insight, May 29, 2018 9:41 PM
An insightful guide for pre-service teachers who want to understand the differences between project based learning and problem based learning. As a pre-service teacher, myself and not particularly having to deal with a PBL model yet I found this article quite informative in explain how to integrate these concepts within a classroom setting. One point that I found particularly interesting, is that the author draws upon the idea that whether a learning activity is authentic or not, it doesn’t matter if it comes from a problem based learning perspective because ‘fictitious scenarios’ can be designed to provide learners with a contrived environment to work on their ill-structured problems. Another point I think worth noting is that ‘think global’ step, getting a professional abroad to get involved can be an important tool to utilize. It brings back memories of history lessons, where they would take you to a lecture hall where the leading professional in that historical field would talk for two hours to take you through some of the challenges modern historians and society itself has with that particular subject matter. So, overall an informative assessment of problem based learning that poses some interesting ideas and insights on how to implement the principles of PBL in your future classes.
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How to use PBL in your classroom
 
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Stanford researcher explores why cliques thrive in some high schools more than others

Stanford researcher  explores why cliques thrive in some high schools more than others | Life and Learning | Scoop.it
Schools that offer students more choice are more likely to be rank-ordered, cliquish and segregated by race, age, gender and social status.
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Very relevant to the social brain. Instinct tells me that based on this article our set up is anti-clique. Can we do more?

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