Archive for the ‘pedagogy’ Category

Educators hold on to many practices to which they were exposed in their educational training. However, as life-long learners, they should investigate if they are actually research-based or not. Neuroscience has provided many answers in the past years. Read more here about what we know in Dispelling the Myth: Training in Education or Neuroscience Decreases but Does Not Eliminate Beliefs in Neuromyths at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01314/full

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There are, of course, other adaptations of the taxonomy out there today, such as those who present the areas as columns and not rows. And yes, learning is not universally linear. However, it is still good to consider which learning takes place to reflect on the question if we challenge our students enough! More at https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblog%2F163%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3D75643&cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB

Connect your time-tested approaches and philosophies to the digital age. Find more at http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2018/03/01/digitallearningtheoriesmodels/

New research at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/10/students-learn-better-from-books-than-screens-according-to-a-new-study/

I am not sure if I agree based on my personal experience and observations.

In Four reasons to avoid ‘learning styles’ – and one alternative at https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/four-reasons-avoid-learning-styles-one-alternative

Excerpt:

The researchers conjecture that when children are in control of how they spend their time, they are able to get more practice working toward goals and figuring out what to do next. For instance, the researchers write, a child with a free afternoon ahead of her might decide to read a book. Once she’s finished, she might decide to draw a picture about the book, and then she’ll decide to show the drawing to her family. This child will learn more than another child who completes the same activities, but is given explicit instructions throughout the process.

at http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblog%2F83%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3D40366&cmp=SOC-SHR-FB

Research and practical ideas: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/retrieval-practice/?utm_content=bufferb4608&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I always thought that it was an important part of teaching to also instruct learners on metacognitive strategies and learn about learning.  Therefore, I suggest reading or listening to this presentation and to consider using this in your teaching.