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Joe Murphy

Instructional Design and Cognitive Load Theory - 0 views

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    On the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning website, Patrik Hultberg of Kalamazoo College discusses working memory, long-term memory, and cognitive load, as they relate to course design.
Joe Murphy

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea - 1 views

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    Terrific example of how research-based teaching practices can be given useful context with a theory of learning.
Joe Murphy

How movement makes memories stick - 0 views

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    Some potentially interesting implications here for the way we use example objects, visualizations and illustrations when presenting information.
Joe Murphy

You're an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much. - 0 views

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    "Maturity" is a complex topic in brain development. I liked the claim in the original article that "most neuroscientists are typically focused on the "journey"... more than when a brain reaches a particular "destination."" If parts of the brain are still maturing at 30, what does that imply about education?
Joe Murphy

On the amazing longevity of the learning styles notion, and what cognitive science has ... - 0 views

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    "perhaps VAK is just a version of the same problem scholars run into time and again, the pull of catchy-but-wrong ideas against the nebulous, unsatisfying ones that are closer to the truth."
Joe Murphy

The Science of Learning - 0 views

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    A terrific summary of the existing research from cognitive science related to how students learn, and connecting this research to its practical implications for teaching and learning. Hat tip to Katie Corker for the link.
Joe Murphy

Are we asking the right questions? - 0 views

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    A good research or critical thinking assignment teaches students to refine their questions as they gather and review evidence. Do we give enough attention to the process of generating those first introductory-level questions?
Joe Murphy

Developing metacognition skills in higher ed students - 0 views

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    A fun podcast conversation with Todd Zakrajsek on the ways we can learn better by paying attention to what surprises or distracts us.
Joe Murphy

The Internet doesn't make you smarter; you only think it does - 0 views

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    A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology "found that after using a search engine, people were more confident in their ability to explain an unrelated topic." This poses an interesting question for the lit review component of research assignments - how do they affect students' self-perception of learning? What do you do to help students accurately assess their own ability to answer questions? Hat tip to Simon Garcia for the link.
Joe Murphy

If You Didn't Kill That Zombie, Maybe I Won't Either - 0 views

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    Interesting example of games designed to provoke ethical discussions, and an example of how they can be used in class.
Joe Murphy

Applying Science of Learning in Education: Infusing Psychological Science into the Curr... - 0 views

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    "This edited book represents a sliver, albeit a substantial one, of the scholarship on the science of learning and its application in educational settings. Most of the work described in this book is based on theory and research in cognitive psychology." This is a free e-book, published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.
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    "This edited book represents a sliver, albeit a substantial one, of the scholarship on the science of learning and its application in educational settings. Most of the work described in this book is based on theory and research in cognitive psychology." This is a free e-book, published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.
Joe Murphy

Getting Beyond Brain Games - 1 views

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    A review of a free e-book on current research into the psychology of learning, written specifically to bring that work and its instructional implications to higher-education faculty.
Jason Bennett

5 Learning Techniques Psychologists Say Kids Aren't Getting | Psychology Today - 1 views

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    The author discusses recent research indicating that students spend most of their study time using the least effective study techniques and speculates on what teachers can do to promote the most effective techniques.
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