Sitting in the Washington apartment of psychologist Gary Klein, I learned to think a like a cop--or at least that was the goal.
Research has been pretty clear that that active learning can increase learning in the STEM fields, but one question that remains is how to promote these practices among students?
One year ago, Pooja Agarwal started her wonderful website dedicated to retrieval practice--called, yes RetrievalPractice.org.
With generous support from the Overdeck Family Foundation, The Learning Agency (LA) is launching a campaign to elevate the science of learning.
A Conversation with Paul Rivas on Overconfidence and the Importance of Goal Setting, Emotions, and Reflection
For the past twenty years, Paul Rivas has been putting the science of learning into action. As the founder of Smith Rivas, he has been helping students learn study skills. His upcoming book, This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution, will be released in February, 2019.
When I came to Winsome Waite’s office at the Alliance for Excellent Education, she immediately pulled out a recent research paper on the science of learning. She wanted to walk me through the details of some of her recent work, and she told me about how the paper outlined the science of learning and how it applies to the teenager years.
One of the biggest names in the science of learning is Ken Koedinger. He is a professor of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focus is on understanding human learning, and he is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and project investigator on over 45 grants. He also co-founded Carnegie Learning, bringing cognitive tutor-based courses to literally millions of students.
Why do we learn? Often people think that we learn in order to solve problems. So we gain Excel skills, so that we can do our taxes. But we also learn simply to notice, to gain awareness.
A new two-year study reveals cognitive science-based changes to curriculum benefit students. Researchers from top universities across Pennsylvania used cognitive science principles to revise middle school science curriculum. They tested two types of curriculum: one textbook-based, the other focused on hands-on learning. Researchers implemented the randomized control trial at more than 100 schools, and they supported the teachers in the trial groups with professional development.
As we have been pulling together an online class on “learning to learn,” we decided to consider the research on online learning generally. We wrote up some of our conclusions in this blog post and look forward to hearing feedback in the comments.