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Pupils can learn more effectively through stories than activities

You often hear that active ‘doing’ (pupil-centred) is better than ‘telling’ (teacher-centred) and that this is even more important and more ‘true’ when it comes to younger children. Unfortunately, this new study at the University of Bath shows that storytelling — the oldest form of teaching — is the most effective way of teaching primary …

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Organising Knowledge: Ausubel’s Advance organisers

Here’s a really clear and useful blog by David Rodger-Goodwin on David Ausubel’s Advance Organisers. The Situation – Expert teachers create and maintain, almost automatically, complex networks that link concepts, ideas and facts within their domain which students don’t have. The Solution – Popularised by the psychologist David Ausubel (1968), advance organisers provide the conceptual framework for …

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Can You Only Diagnose What You Know? The Relation Between Teachers’ Self-Regulation of Learning Concepts and Their Assessment of Students’ Self-Regulation

You’ve often heard from me about the problem that I have with using both self-report as a measure when doing research as well as using teacher-report as a measure. My reasons are simple, namely that such reports are subjective and not objective and that they are usually neither valid nor reliable. These two problems are …

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Registered Reports in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

By: Em. prof. dr. Paul. A. Kirschner, Editor-in-Chief, Open University of the Netherlands / Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, and Dr. Jeroen Janssen, Associate Editor, Utrecht University, Netherlands The science of learning and instruction is a rapidly evolving field, with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. It is also sometimes burdened by two …

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Dat onze XXXen hetzelfde zijn betekent niet dat wij hetzelfde zijn

Ik zeg altijd dat onze cognitieve architectuur simpel is en dat dit geldt voor iedereen (bijzondere uitzonderingen daargelaten). Kort gezegd, wij hebben allen een sensorisch geheugen dat binnenkomende informatie (prikkels) waarneemt/behandelt, een werkgeheugen dat iets doet met de informatie die waargenomen wordt, en een langetermijngeheugen dat de verwerkte informatie opslaat. Hier een schematische weergave van …

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Every cloud has a silver lining: Positive effects of Covid-19?

Every cloud has a silver lining: Positive effects of Covid-19? I read an article today in my local paper Dagblad De Limburger about a school district that: “… in the morning when the cleaning service is present and in the evening when they are back at work, all windows are open against each other. There …

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Spacing Effect; Intensive ‘Crash’ Courses and 6th Form Independent Study

Found on CogSciSci, a really interesting blog by Rob King (@Ironic_Bonding) on spaced and massed practice to teach learners how to drive, along with some worrying ramifications for road safety. He then writes about applying this to the chemistry classroom. He sets his blog up as follows (a kind of graphic organiser): Read the blog …

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Not all difficulties are desirable for learning

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica, a type font created by a multidisciplinary team of designers and behavioural scientists from RMIT University, could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers have found after carrying out numerous experiments that the font does not enhance memory. Researcher Dr Kimberley Wade, from the Department of …

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