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I read with interest this blog post on six strategies for effective learning and immediately began to think about how knowledge organizers could be best utilized to encourage and explicitly model habitual use of these strategies in students’ revision.
It’s only 53 days to September 1st, so a lot of us are thinking about starting to get ready for the Fall (perhaps not quite getting ready yet - but thinking about it!).
In April 2015, I was hit by a car while pushing my broken down car on the freeway.
Apparently, I flew 20 feet in the air.
I had been in a coma for 2 weeks, hospitalized for another…
When I’ve given lectures and workshops on learning and memory to my colleagues I’ve been accused of focusing too much on how learning works in the Sciences and not enough on how learning works in the Arts.
We examined two learning strategies that are known to be effective: retrieval practice and worked examples. Retrieval practice involves recalling information from memory and activities such as taking practice tests, using flashcards and brain dumps are all...
“What is one of the most difficult things to teach your students?” When you ask teachers in different sectors, one answer that will probably get a lot of hits and lead to agreeing nods is “Transfer!” The ability to apply learned principles and knowledge to solve novel problems or tackle new, unfamiliar tasks.