Weekly Digest #124: Pesky Learning Myths

Weekly Digest #124: Pesky Learning Myths

Can you believe this is already digest #124?! It seems like just yesterday we were writing our first digest on evidence-based practices in education, explaining our rationale for creating the digests, and coming up with topics to cover.

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Image from Pixabay

This week, the topic is somewhat similar! This week, we talk about those learning concepts that are not based on evidence. For this digest, we've put together a set of 5 resources that all address learning myths. There is, of course, a fair amount of overlap. But, we all know some of these myths are hard to get rid of and may need a bit of extra attention. So, pick the article that covers that myth that makes your skin crawl and send it around!

 

1) You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out by nprED

For the first resource we have a fun little quiz to see what learning myths trip you up!

 Image from linked source: LA Johnson/NPR

Image from linked source: LA Johnson/NPR

 

We like this one becuase it frames the headers as facts and then addresses the myth.

 

3) 5 myths about learning, debunked by EAB

This resource lines up pretty well with the key themes from our blog!

 

4) Four study myths debunked by Neuroscientists by Uni Junkee

Written by neuroscientists, this one covers myths that are more about the setting of studying. (The first one is rather interesting, though we're not sure how much research there is on this topic.)

 

5) Myths about Learning from The University of British Columbia Learning Commons

This one has info about the myths, tips to avoid them, and scientific references!

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