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

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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.

It makes sense!  Please read the study at  http://wpblog.neuronetlearning.com/2017/09/kids-praised-smart-likely-cheat/

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There must be more of a concerted focus on learning outcomes, construction of new knowledge leading to authentic application, and the development/enhancement of essential skills (creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, media literacy, technological proficiency, communication, collaboration). The assessment and feedback pieces are also critical. Mobile learning represents a huge investment in time, money, and other resources. With so much at stake the goal should be placing a powerful learning tool in the hands of our students — not a digital pacifier. Find more in Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future at https://edtechmagazine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/04/why-pedagogy-first-tech-second-stance-key-future?amp

The Problem of Unlearning in Education

Posted: 13/09/2017 by broadyesl in pedagogy, Uncategorized

Teachers are loyal to what they learned in their teacher education programs.  Part of “growing up” as a teacher is to critically examine practices and research to examine if formerly promoted pedagogies are still holding up.  One of the approaches that could not hold up to research is “learning styles”.  Read more in Why ‘Learning Styles’ and Other Education Neuromyths Won’t Go Away at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2017/09/why_neuromyths_wont_go_away.html?cmp=eml-contshr-shr

Why do professionals not listen to research?  Read some answers in 3 reasons most teachers still believe the learning styles myth at https://edexcellence.net/articles/3-reasons-most-teachers-still-believe-the-learning-styles-myth#.WbV_z6sRBdg.facebook

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