School’s out for the summer — and so begins a long few months of parents’ and teachers’ worrying about all the things their children will forget before the fall. The fractions they won’t be able to multiply. The state capitals they won’t be able to identify. “Learning loss” is the name for it.
In the minds of many, the South Side of Chicago has descended into a type of madness.
In a small classroom, Keoni Scott-Reid provided his opening statement. Scott-Reid had been assigned to argue against mass surveillance programs in an Urban Debate League tournament in Washington, D.C., and standing in the front of the room, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, he spoke in rat-tat-tat bursts like a teenage cattle auctioneer.
A technician snapped a stretchy electrode cap onto my head, and I felt a cold pinch as she affixed each sensor to my scalp with a dose of icy gel.
We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?
Policymakers and the public often talk about how important education is for the economy, saying that schooling promotes higher incomes, better jobs, and more growth.
When it comes to learning, people often describe the mind as a computer. But that’s not quite right because the analogy makes it seem like human brains are robotic in their ability to absorb information, that data enters the brain and then automatically becomes stashed away in a mental hard drive.
Learning Agency founder Ulrich Boser has a new TEDx talk on the science of learning.
The talk discusses the "New Smart"--and details how everyone can get better at learning.
On the crowdsourcing website Mturk, we’ve been building a panel of teachers in order to better understand how educators view teaching and learning. We've also been conducting large-scale surveys and experimental research to better understand how people learn.
Together with a number of partners, we aim to create high-quality video resources that show the science of learning in action as well as elevate the science of learning more broadly.
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?
A Conversation with Paul Rivas on Overconfidence and the Importance of Goal Setting, Emotions, and Reflection