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Thirty years ago, Frank N. Demster wrote an article entitled “A Case Study in the Failure to Apply the Results of Psychological Research”. In Part 1 of this blog, I looked at the first 5 potential reasons described by Dempster in his review. In this follow-up, I look at the remaining 4 reasons.
Thirty years ago, Frank N. Demster wrote an article entitled “A Case Study in the Failure to Apply the Results of Psychological Research” (1). His case study was the spacing effect - the finding that studying information presented spaced out over time…
Earlier this month one of the co-creators of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition asked Twitter for some resources on how to improve communication for better information delivery. As a cognitive psychologist with a background in memory and linguistics who plays Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) I’ve thought about this question A LOT.
Over the last couple of months, a few of our readers have requested that we write more about spelling instruction. While we do have a couple of digests about teaching spelling (Digest #37, Digest #38) and a guest blog by Holly Shapiro, our reading expert, …
My post today is a personal reflection on effective feedback use. Feedback is a crucial aspect of the learning process. It helps us correct errors and improve performance in the future. However, effective feedback remains a problem in education.
One way to quickly spot educational fads is when the seller argues that something will “always work” and that’s it’s “super easy” to implement. As educators know all too well, human minds are complex and there is no approach that will “always work”.