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ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) — Put down those science books and work at recalling information from memory. That's the shorthand take away message of new research from Purdue University that says practicing memory retrieval boosts science learning far better than elaborate study methods. "Our view is that learning is not about studying or getting knowledge 'in memory,'" said Purdue psychology professor Jeffrey Karpicke, the lead investigator for the study that appears January 20 in the journal Science. "Learning is about retrieving.
(Science Daily) Pop quiz! Tests are good for: (a) Assessing what you’ve learned; (b) Learning new information; (c) a & b; (d) None of the above.
The correct answer?
According to research from psychological science, it’s both (a) and (b) – while testing can be useful as an assessment tool, the actual process of taking a test can also help us to learn and retain new information over the long term and apply it across different contexts.
|ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2010) — The human brain excels at using past experiences to make predictions about the future. However, the world around us is constantly changing, and new events often violate our logical expectations. "We know these unexpected events are more likely to be remembered than predictable events, but the underlying neural mechanisms for these effects remain unclear," says lead researcher, Dr. Nikolai Axmacher, from the University of Bonn in Germany.|
1. Give time for meaning making and connect info with old knowledge
2. The presentation must be fun, new and show it as it was an story
3. Use unusual and meaningful visuals connected with the story you want to tell
4. Content should be chunked in 10 minutes segments
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Over the last century, advances in technology
have massively expanded our choice of
ways to connect to each other. Nevertheless
our original means of communicating –
talking face to face – persists as the most
immediate, natural, and universal means we
have of communicating. Conversing face
to face, we have at our disposal not only the
full richness of our spoken language, but
also a nonverbal vocabulary that includes
What if at your next education experience, the speaker gave all the expert-power to the audience?
What if the participants were empowered to take more control of their learning, collaboration and dialogue? It’s happening in secondary schools, colleges, universities and some education experiences across the globe. It’s peeragogy or paragogy, also known as peer-based learning.
Lectures have limits when used for education.
Lectures are a great way to share information. However they are not as effective as discussions for getting learners to think, develop attitudes or change behaviors.
In politics lectures are called speeches. In faith institutions lectures are called sermons. In colleges and universities lectures are called teaching. Most conferences begin with a cornerstone lecture often called a general session keynote.