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researchED 2022 London

researchED 2022 London Saturday, September 3 2022 was a day that 1500 teachers and researchers, hungry for good teaching, learning, and education converged on Parliament Hill School to present and listen to approximately 120 different sessions. I had the privilege of presenting two sessions, namely: Generative Learning Strategies to Generate Productive LearningThere’s no such thing …

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Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching

Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching Larry Cuban – maybe because it’s summer – reposted a blog that he wrote in 2013. The blog is as important today as it was then. The gist of the blog is that a well-managed classroom in combination with high teacher expectations of …

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Sequence matters! Retrieval practice before generative learning is more effective than the reverse order

Sequence matters! Retrieval practice before generative learning is more effective than the reverse order In a recent article in Learning and Instruction, Julian Roelle, Linda Froese, Rebecca Krebs, Niklas Obergassel, and Julia Waldeyer published an article discussing the effects of sequencing retrieval practice and generative learning. In other words, does it matter if, after reading …

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Now that’s tailored education

Now that’s tailored education René Peters & Anna M.T. Bosman This originally appeared in the journal Orthodedagogiek: Onderwijs en Praktijk as Da’s pas passend onderwijs. “Your child is our focus.” “In our school, we use personalised learning for all children.” “Here we implement a professional care structure for every support need for every child.” We …

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Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 | EEF

Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 | EEF Seven recommendations to improve literacy teaching for 7-11 year-olds The EEF’s newly updated guidance report – “Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2”– is complete with brand new visual models and exemplification for teachers and school leaders looking to maximise the impact of literacy provision in their setting. …

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Retrieval Practice and Processing Load

Retrieval Practice and Processing Load We all know by now (I hope) that for real learning, retrieval practice trumps just about all other learning and study strategies. But how does this affect processing load? The Learning Scientists recently published a blog about a piece of research on this topic. Megan Sumeracki writes: If you read …

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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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The Teaching and Learning of Design

The Teaching and Learning of Design PAUL A. KIRSCHNER & DON NORMAN[1] Originally published here on 21 January 2021 Design is a profession of applications: products, services, procedures, processes, and structures. It is a field that measures its accomplishments by its creations. Traditionally, design training has focused on the skills and procedures necessary to create …

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Bringing More of a Classroom Feel to Distance Learning

Apparently wonders never cease. The website Edutopia from George Lucas is well-known for farfetched, absurd, and downright wrong and harmful articles about teaching and education, but today I found something really useful there. Maybe it’s a fluke or maybe it’s the exception justifying the rule, but whatever it is, it’s a nice and easy hack …

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