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Wes Bolton

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Wa... - 82 views

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    "To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe's experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia."
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    Washington Post article on how the internet is impacting our ability to read and concentrate.
Diego J. Vigueras Gonzalez

Science: A New Map of the Human Brain - WSJ.com - 74 views

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    Not Left and Right brains -not cientific Evidence-, but four different brains
Roland Gesthuizen

Use the FEAR Method to Overcome Your Own Fears - 37 views

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    "Speaking in front of a crowd, giving an important presentation, going to a job interview-they're all stressful and they can trigger anxiety and fear in even the most stalwart people. So how do you beat it back when you need to? One psychologist suggests the FEAR method, or "Focus, Expose, Approach, Rehearse."
Roland Gesthuizen

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed - Esther Entin - The At... - 60 views

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    "For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults"
Roland Gesthuizen

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie | Australian Popular Science - 148 views

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    "You know everyone learns differently. Do you think you learn better through words or pictures? Did you know you learn different subjects with different sides of the brain? Welp, they were wrong. Many of the theories of "brain-based" education, a method of instruction supposedly based on neuroscience, have been largely debunked by rigorous science."
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    Thanks for sharing .This is well done! I teach a Psychology course designed to develop students' critical thinking about such "myths." Here is a list of others:
    Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Ruscio, J., and Beyerstein, B. L (2010).
    50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.
    Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Roland Gesthuizen

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games | Video on TED.com - 61 views

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    Who Knew!
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    "How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. Daphne Bavelier studies how the brain adapts to changes in experience, either by nature or by training."
Roland Gesthuizen

Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning - 7 views

  • Students’ confidence will build further with their recognition of the strategies they used that brought them success.
  • much of the effort put into teaching and studying is wasted because students do not adequately process their experiences, nor are they given time to reflect upon them.
  • The degree to which one understands rests on the connections or relationships and the richness of these relationships.
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  • instruction that builds conceptual knowledge helps students’ link old knowledge with new knowledge, and this means providing time for reflection and communication
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    "Executive function stimulation: include questions in homework and tests that require mathematics communication. In addition to showing the steps used to solve a problem, when students are asked to explain their thinking and why they selected a procedure or what similar mathematics they related to when solving the problem, they are using more executive function.

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Mathieu Plourde

Do the Best Professors Get the Worst Ratings? - 2 views

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    To summarize the findings: because they didn't teach to the test, the professors who instilled the deepest learning in their students came out looking the worst in terms of student evaluations and initial exam performance. To me, these results were staggering, and I don't say that lightly.
Thieme Hennis

Class Assignments: Social Psychology - 32 views

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    reference list of class assignments and projects in social psychology.
tecno teach

Woodland, J. (2011) Psychology for the classroom: E-Learning. Oxon: Routledge - 3 views

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      Chapter 4 - Pedagogy
      Motivation through the possible 'white heat of technology' - the newness.
      * Emotional engagement
      *Immediacy
      * Action Engagement
      * Cognitive Engagement - see the Hierarchy of Engagement on page 75.
      * Creative and Critical Thinking - Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Technology
      * Using VLEs
      * Social Interaction - Oliver and McLaughlin (1996) proposed five levels of teacher-learner interaction: social, procedural, expository, explanatory and cognitive.
      * Engagement
      * Assessment
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      Chapter 2 - Theory:
      * Piaget's stages of cognitive development and technologies.
      * Skiiner's programmed learning theory - technology programmes that are task analysis, sequencing of learning and presentation of concepts through step by step positive reinforcement.
      * Wenger Communities of Practice
      * Gilly Salmon (2005) five-step model of levels of maturity in online environments: access and motivation/ online socialisation/ information exchange/ knowledge construction/ learner development.
      * GBL and Avatars discussed.
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      Those against technology - Tanya Byron stating they technology is affecting children's minds.
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      Changing attitudes whilst online - different identities - different ways some converse.
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      * Motivation of learning - attention, confidence, satisfaction, appreciation and relevance
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      Key aspects of book of relevance:

      * explains e-Learning - cybergogy (online pedagogy)
      * 3 modes of learning - expository, active and interactive
      * synchronous and asynchronous learning alongside cognitive and social natures of learning
  • cybergogy
  • current research,
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  • s illustrative case studies
  • grounding in both theory and pedagogical application
  • behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism in the context of e-learning.
  • social networking;
  • cybergogy and new learning domains
Patrick Dwyer

Online hearing test - Hear the World - 5 views

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    Great for Psychology class discussing hearing test or for kids to do on their own.
Craig Campbell

Daniel Kahneman - Two Systems of the Mind - YouTube - 23 views

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Roland Gesthuizen

What To Do With A Quiet Child « Annie Murphy Paul - 10 views

  • children who are shy in the classroom have trouble engaging and learning
  • children who are loud and disruptive may be more likely to get the teacher’s attention and benefit from specific educational strategies
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    "A new study, reported on Eurekalert, suggests that introverted children may experience learning problems:"
wcnesmith

Internet Archive Search: Wendell Charles NeSmith - 0 views

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    I am a passionate philosopher searching for meaning and greater understanding in a world where these topics are overlooked - only ever finding the absurd. Take a seat, relax, and let us discuss the most important topics of human existence.
wcnesmith

My Reflected Life - 0 views

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    I am a passionate philosopher searching for meaning and greater understanding in a world where these topics are overlooked - only ever finding the absurd. Take a seat, relax, and let us discuss the most important topics of human existence.
Roland Gesthuizen

Dealing with students who come late to class - Google Docs - 137 views

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    "Classroom management is a whole process. Being a teacher, you have to keep an eye on a number of factors to make your class organized, disciplined and managed. You have to deal with noisy students, disruptive students and late students."
Roland Gesthuizen

Why are some teachers always late? « one year - 58 views

  • there are too many negatives to chronic lateness for most people to do it deliberately
  • the latemonger is actually in need of help and is not receiving it. Psychologist Dr. Linda Sapadin, author of ‘Master Your Fears’, agrees. The consequences of being chronically late run deeper than many people realize.
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    "Why can some people never seem to be on time? You probably know such people, perhaps only too well.  Indeed, I shouldn't rule out the possibility that if you're reading this that you are one of those people.  As I indicated, everybody is late now and then, but I'm talking about those people who habitually show up after a meeting has started, or after the hour that was designated for the meeting to begin."
Roland Gesthuizen

Why Are Some People Always Late? (And Other Human Puzzles) | Psychology Today - 30 views

  • Try turning the question around:  How do other people usually get where they need to go on time?  What steps do they take to avoid being late?  First, they check the clock every so often, particularly when they know there's a deadline approaching.  They estimate how much time they'll need to get wherever they're going and thus what time they'll need to leave where they are.  They pause to figure out how long it will take to finish what they're currently doing and get ready for whatever is coming next.  And then they adjust their behavior accordingly
  • I suspect that those who chronically show up late don't do these things.  Perhaps they have a tendency to lose themselves in whatever they're currently doing and don't discover what time it is until it's too late.

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    "why some people never seem to be on time.  Surely you know such people, perhaps quite well.  Indeed, if you can overcome a rising bubble of defensiveness, you may admit that you are one of those people.  Everyone is late now and then, of course, but I'm talking about folks who habitually show up after an event has started.."
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