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How do you repair something that’s broken? Do the same thing that broke it.

How do you repair something that’s broken? Do the same thing that broke it. The title of this blog seems to me to be the motto of the “Consensus Study Report of the National Academies of Science●Engineering●Medicine”. This report begins ominously with the opening sentence: Science is an essential tool for solving the greatest problems …

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The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down!

The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down! Here’s a new chapter of the continuing story of/debate on whether it’s better for learning if you use pen/pencil and paper or a keyboard. Recently I came upon a new piece of research via ScienceDaily entitled Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for …

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Embedded questions during a podcast improves knowledge acquisition and retention

Embedded questions during a podcast improve knowledge acquisition and retention If you use podcasts in your instruction, you might want to consider adding interpolated questions (these used to be called adjunct questions) to them. What this means is embedding questions for listeners to consider while listening to the content so as to enhance knowledge retention. …

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THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works

THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works Tricia Taylor wrote this blog is based on her book called Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the classroom. THE EXPERT IN YOU When I talk to adults about metacognition, I begin with a broken vacuum cleaner (a picture of it, …

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Menukaart NPO: Een hagelschotbenadering

Menukaart NPO: Een hagelschotbenadering Jaap Scheerens[1] & Paul A. Kirschner[2] Er wordt de komende 2,5 jaar €8,5 miljard via het Nationaal Programma Onderwijs (NPO), geïnvesteerd in het onderwijs om de leerachterstanden die ontstaan zijn door Covid19 te repareren, waarvan €5,8 miljard voor het PO en VO. Daarbij stelt het NPO dat “Elke school die met …

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The Science of Workplace Instruction: Learning and Development Applied to Work

Many of us who work in the field of workplace learning never planned to do this work. There is a fairly high percentage who I would consider “accidental” learning professionals. While there is certainly nothing wrong with taking this path, it often means that much of the work we do is based on our intuition …

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Anti-kennissers

Anti-kennissers Vandaag, 28 april 2021, las ik een stuk in De Limburger van Wierd Duk (!) over anti-vaxxers (Experts bezorgd: halen we de 70 procent gevaccineerden? ‘Strijd om priktwijfelaar in cruciale fase’) en dacht meteen hoe analoog de inhoud van het artikel was aan wat wij meemaken bij mensen die tegen kennisrijke curricula zijn en …

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