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"We know how kids learn. We know what classes should look like. And yet our classes look almost the opposite."
Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.
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The Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education has released a publication titled
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List ist fine, but way too abstract. Practitioners need more concrete guidelines. 
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Principles from psychology to enhance pre-K to 12 teaching and learning.
Principles from psychology to enhance pre-K to 12 teaching and learning.
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"We know a lot about teaching and learning, but our knowledge is scattered across three separate domains."
Our knowledge of teaching and learning is scattered across three domains: educational research, discipline-based pedagogy, and experiential learning.
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A free PDF ebook on Educational Design Research (also known as design-based research): http://international.slo.nl/edr/

It includes 51 cases listed here: http://international.slo.nl/publications/edr/contents/

"Part A provides an introduction into educational design research as a suitable research approach either to address complex problems in educational practice or to develop or validate theories (e.g.) about learning processes, learning environments and the like.
Part B contains a collection of 51 examples of successful educational design research projects written by researchers from more than 20 countries. These examples enable graduate students and novice researchers to learn how to design and conduct a project utilizing an educational design research approach. "
Educational design research - Part A: An introduction. Part A provides an introduction into educational design research as a suitable research approach either to address complex problems in educational practice or to develop or validate theories (e.g.) about learning processes, ...
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Free ebook from the National Academies press on improving undergraduate STEM education. A quote:

"For too many students, the undergraduate years are the
turnoff point. A single course with poorly designed instruction or curriculum can
stop a student who was considering a science or engineering major in her tracks.
More than half of the students who start out in science or engineering switch to
other majors or do not finish college at all. Maybe they failed a crucial prerequisite
course, or found little to engage their interest in their introductory courses,
or failed to see the relevance of what they were being taught. For non-majors, an
introductory course that confirms their preconception that they are “bad at science”
may be the last science course they ever take."
The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn ...
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Objective meta-analysis of research has overthrown the concept of "learning styles" for the time being.
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Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,
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Students need to know that adults try and fail and fail and fail -- and keep on trying.Students need to know that adults try and fail and fail and fail -- and keep on trying.
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I tell intro programming students that I expect my code to fail, so I'm not upset or discouraged when it does.
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The National Research Council announced plans to update a landmark study of learning science.
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Can Classic Moral Stories Promote Honesty in Children?

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"The classic moral stories have been used extensively to teach children about the consequences of lying and the virtue of honesty. Despite their widespread use, there is no evidence whether these stories actually promote honesty in children. This study compared the effectiveness of four classic moral stories in promoting honesty in 3- to 7-year-olds. Surprisingly, the stories of “Pinocchio” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” failed to reduce lying in children. In contrast, the apocryphal story of “George Washington and the Cherry Tree” significantly increased truth telling. Further results suggest that the reason for the difference in honesty-promoting effectiveness between the “George Washington” story and the other stories was that the former emphasizes the positive consequences of honesty, whereas the latter focus on the negative consequences of dishonesty. When the “George Washington” story was altered to focus on the negative consequences of dishonesty, it too failed to promote honesty in children."
Kang Lee1; Victoria Talwar2; Anjanie McCarthy1; Ilana Ross1; Angela Evans3; Cindy Arruda2. 1Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto. 2Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University. 3Department of Psychology, Brock University ...
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Learning how to learn - that's +Silvia Tolisano's prediction for what she hopes will be the most significant innovation in education in the next 10 years.

Let's hope so.  It definitely can have a big impact.  Ohio State had a university 101 type course that focused solely on how to learn, how to study, time management, etc., and students who took it were 45% more likely to graduate: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/lrngclas.htm

There was also a Learning How to Learn MOOC last year by Barbara Oakley, who has a great handout on 10 Rules for Good and Bad Studying: http://www.barbaraoakley.com/pdf/10rulesofstudying.pdf

I have listed these and several other university 101 type resources in this document: http://bit.ly/univ101resources
What a catching blog post title. It might have caught your attention because of the keywords “the most significant” and “innovations” and a promise of a prediction to guide you into the future. Tak...
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Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
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that was kind of well known as a "common idea", but to find it in research is brilliant! thanks!
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Design Tip: Productive Failure +The eLearning Guild 

Should learning be easy and effortless? Many designers approach their task under the assumption that it should be. However, research says otherwise: Struggle has long-term benefits for learning. Read about it here, and about how you can put the research findings into practice. http://bit.ly/1s9aLB6
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that's a good point in your first comment, and nice job on the wiki. +Yishay Mor and others have written about pedagogical patterns, too: http://www.ld-grid.org/resources/representations-and-languages/design-patterns/patterncollections
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Patterns-Teaching-Learning-Technology/dp/9462095280

Here are some more resources on 'productive failure' by Manu Kapur if they are useful:
https://plus.google.com/+DougHolton/posts/CSqioKofUin
http://ideas.time.com/2012/04/25/why-floundering-is-good/?iid=op-main-lede
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