A brief introduction to how memory works and its importance to teaching and learning
A brief introduction to memory
Making learning stick with retrieval practice
Kate Jones tells us about how to make learning stick, focusing on the benefits of retrieval practice and practical ideas for teachers to ensure classroom practice is based on relevant research evidence
Some considerations around the science of learning
Why a broad engagement with the science of learning is important
The science of learning; The most important thing for school leaders to know about
Why everyone needs to know about the science of learning
Why our schools need both Apollo and Dionysus
The importance of supporting students to utilise knowledge creatively and flexibly.
EBE information webinar: Assessment Lead and Science of Learning Programmes
View this online session with Professor Stuart Kime and current participants to learn more about the Assessment Lead and Science of Learning year-long programmes
An introduction to cognitive load theory
The implications of cognitive load theory for learning, and how to design instruction to minimise cognitive load and maximise learning.
The role of memory, knowledge and understanding in learning
How the process of learning occurs in the brain and the relationship between memory, understanding and knowledge
Working memory and its role in teaching and learning
The key features of long-term and working memory and how they work together as part of the learning process.
Retrieval practice and its benefits for long-term learning
Retrieval practice is a learning strategy designed to promote consolidation of knowledge through recall over time.
Spaced practice and its role in supporting learning and retention
Spaced or distributed practice is a pedagogical strategy based on cognitive principles of memory formation.
6 principles of learning from Benjamin Riley
6 principles from the learning sciences research to support effective teaching
What is learning by scientific design?
Benjamin Riley, the founder of Deans for Impact, explores how teachers can design learning experiences for students rooted in scientific insight
The Learning Trajectory: Key insights from Dr Jared Cooney Horvath’s webinar
What teachers need to know about how we learn and what it means for their practice
Learning trajectory – from shallow to deep to transfer
Dr Jared Cooney Horvath explores how humans take in, embody, and utilize new information and ideas
Countering common misconceptions about cognitive perspectives of learning
Exploring some common misconceptions about cognitive perspectives of learning and associated pedagogical practices
Unleash the Science of Learning in your classroom
Patrice Bain shares the valuable experience she has gained from working with cognitive scientists over the past fifteen years
Reflections on New Zealand’s Education Delusion
Exploring the key ideas in the recent New Zealand Initiative report on New Zealand's schooling system.
Supporting students to develop effective study skills
A guide to help teachers support their students to develop good study habits, use effective learning strategies, and stay motivated while working independently.
Learning and our emotions infographic
Discover the ways our emotions affect our learning, and how to design the classroom with emotions in mind