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Interesting reading teasing apart the intrinsic aspects involved in learning:  How Do You Learn Learning? at

http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/how-do-you-learn-learning.html

Reblogged excerpt:

Heick (2013) points out these characteristics which are so intrinsic to one’s learning today:
1. Dialogic Response: Learning is a conversation–whether personal, local, and direct, or more general, global, and digitally-based
2. Community Interaction: Communities–including local physical communities, and digital, niche communities–nurture relationships and frame content
3. Abstraction & Creativity: Creativity isn’t just art and whimsy, but the overlap between the macro thinking and micro details to solve the challenges of daily living
4. Media Literacy: Digital media evolves constantly. This makes not simply “keeping up,” but grasping the nuance of platform critical
5. Play: This is the opposite of compliant response to teacher-centered environments. In play, learners freely experiment, show ambition, follow curiosity, and take risks to create, design, evolve, and connect in ways that are otherwise impossible under compulsion
6. Self-Directed Learning: Play is a big part of self-directed learning, but more broadly can include academic response, project-based learning, game-based learning, and other “school-like” learning forms while students hold themselves and one another accountable to their own criteria of quality
As one can see, these characteristics have always been part of learning, except that with today’s option of digital learning, Media Literacies play a major part of the learning process. By Media Literacies, I would like to add that here, I include also the skills of networking, for working across borders in realtime is common practice in many fields. Media Literacies, Digital Literacies, Digital Citizenship  – all inter-connected and essential to learning today.
Which leads me to wonder  how one’s learning may meet what students’ want today?

New research studies about the amazing power of learning in We need to give our brains difficult tasks to understand ‘real thinking’

at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/we-need-to-give-our-brains-difficult-tasks-to-understand-real-thinking?utm_content=buffer10ff4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Interesting stuff!  Extending my interest in neuroplasticity research.  An interesting report at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/01/scientists-discover-how-to-download-knowledge-to-your-brain/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb

I bet you may be surprised when reading this:  https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/feb/24/four-neuromyths-still-prevalent-in-schools-debunked

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

 

Why we need to care to know about the adolescent brain:  https://www.edutopia.org/blog/brain-development-adolescent-growth-spurts-judy-willis

Memory Research

Posted: 06/12/2016 by broadyesl in brain based learning, research, Uncategorized

Read “The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans”  at https://www.wired.com/2016/12/neuroscientist-whos-building-better-memory-humans/?mbid=social_twitter