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Instructor Training: How Learning Works: Working Memory and Cognitive Load
The quality of practice that is provided to learners is very important. In Carpentry workshops, we use guided practice: we set up a structure in which learners can test their skills and get feedback on their progress. This contrasts with another teaching strategy variously known as constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential or inquiry-based learning.

In 2006, these types of teaching were the subject of a paper titled “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching”.

This paper argued that minimal-guidance approaches to teaching ignore both what we know about human cognitive architecture and evidence from many research studies showing that minimally-guided instruction is less effective than guided learning.

Minimally-guided instruction requires learners to simultaneously master a domain’s factual content and its search and problem-solving strategies. Fostering creativity and independence is intuitively appealing, but that doesn’t mean it works.
teaching  learning 
september 2017 by copystar
Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique
1. Pick a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Write down everything you know about the topic on a notebook page, and add to that page every time you learn something new about it.

2. Pretend to teach your topic to a classroom. Make sure you're able to explain the topic in simple terms.

3. Go back to the books when you get stuck. The gaps in your knowledge should be obvious. Revisit problem areas until you can explain the topic fully.

4. Simplify and use analogies. Repeat the process while simplifying your language and connecting facts with analogies to help strengthen your understanding.
may 2017 by copystar
The Never Ending Uni Quiz
The Never Ending Uni Quiz, is an online quiz, aimed primarily at new students to help increase awareness of university services and support. Launched in June 2008, the quiz has had well over 1500 active players, and new members are still joining daily. Applicants, who were due to start at the University in September, were able to play the quiz before arrival, learn about the university and to start to feel a sense of belonging.
games  learning  engagement 
december 2016 by copystar
Eduard C. Lindeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"...the approach to adult education will be via the route of situations, not subjects."

"Every social action group should at the same time be an adult education group, and I go even as far as to believe that all successful adult education groups sooner or later become social action groups." -- The Sociology of Adult Education (1945)

"Adult education is a co-operative venture in non-authoritarian, informal learning the chief purpose of which is to discover the meaning of experience; a quest of the mind which digs down to the roots of the preconceptions which formulate our conduct; a technique of learning for adults which makes education coterminous with life, and hence elevates living itself to the level of an experiment."
learning  quotation  games 
september 2016 by copystar
Not-yetness and learnification | the red pincushion
According to Biesta, the outcome of the learnification of education may be devastating. Learning becomes a decontextualized individual activity, rather than a communal and situated activity that is connected to a purpose. The why and for what purpose people seek education becomes lost or obscured in learnification.
learning  from twitter_favs
april 2016 by copystar

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