Assistant Professor Vanessa Rodriguez discusses the key things that teachers need to know about how the brain works in order to support their own and their students’ learning.
What teachers need to know about the brain by Assistant Professor Vanessa Rodriguez
The importance of supporting students to utilise knowledge creatively and flexibly.
COMING UP: 8.00PM THURSDAY MARCH 9Kate Jones will tell 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
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
The implications of cognitive load theory for learning, and how to design instruction to minimise cognitive load and maximise learning.
How the process of learning occurs in the brain and the relationship between memory, understanding and knowledge
The key features of long-term and working memory and how they work together as part of the learning process.
Retrieval practice is a learning strategy designed to promote consolidation of knowledge through recall over time.
Spaced or distributed practice is a pedagogical strategy based on cognitive principles of memory formation.
6 principles from the learning sciences research to support effective teaching
Benjamin Riley, the founder of Deans for Impact, explores how teachers can design learning experiences for students rooted in scientific insight
What teachers need to know about how we learn and what it means for their practice
Dr Jared Cooney Horvath explores how humans take in, embody, and utilize new information and ideas
Exploring some common misconceptions about cognitive perspectives of learning and associated pedagogical practices
Patrice Bain shares the valuable experience she has gained from working with cognitive scientists over the past fifteen years
Exploring the key ideas in the recent New Zealand Initiative report on New Zealand's schooling system.
A guide to help teachers support their students to develop good study habits, use effective learning strategies, and stay motivated while working independently.
Discover the ways our emotions affect our learning, and how to design the classroom with emotions in mind
Learn how different levels of memory are developed and what influences how we retain information
A brief introduction to how memory works and its importance to teaching and learning
Memory and memorisation get rather a bad rap in education. Memorisation frequently is associated with rote learning, students passively listening to lectures, and generally dull and uninspiring lessons. It further often is positioned as the bane of creativity, critical thinking, inquiry, and agentic behaviour. However, misconceptions about the role...