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Nog Vijf Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes

Nog Vijf Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes Deze blog is een iets andere blog dan mijn column die verschnenen is in het januari/februarinummer van Didactief. In 2016 schreef ik voor Didactief een blog/column Tien Gebruikelijke maar Twijfelachtige Multimediaprincipes. Die ging over een hoofdstuk in de Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (2e editie) onder redactie van Richard …

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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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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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