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by Manu Kapur - see his work on productive failure: http://www.manukapur.com/research/productive-failure/
Amid calls for a more holistic approach towards children’s development and learning, the recently announced changes in the scoring for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) are a welcome step in the right direction. These changes have once again brought to the fore issues around high-stakes testing and exams. The sciences of human cognition and learning tell us that standardised tests provide a reasonably objective measure of human abilit...
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New research finds that just a few brief online interventions significantly reduced suspension and dropout rates, especially for disadvantaged groups
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Personalized learning is one of the buzzier buzz words in higher education. But it’s not a word without merit, and the motivation to bring personalized learning to campuses is getting stronger. So it’s not surprising that a profusion of products, broadly called courseware, aimed at facilitating p
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In the summer of 2004, Angela Duckworth, then a graduate student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, went up to West Point to study 1,200 ...
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Open Access Journal Article

Locating Ancestry in Notions of Britishness/Germanness
Myths of #Civic and #Ethnic #Nations

THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF #EDUCATION

GET FREE PDF HERE:
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Cordiales saludos y much gracias :-)

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This one-page brief provides tips for identifying higher-quality studies and making good use of education policy research. Key issues include peer review, the importance of prioritizing research reviews over standalone studies, "P values" and statistical significance, effect sizes, and research in real-world situations.
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Abstract Educational neuroscience is a relatively new field. Where is it in relation to other research domains, such as education research, the psychology of learning, and the neuroscience of learning? Document co-citation analysis reveals that these research fields are tenuously connected. Currently, educational neuroscience sits between subfields of neuroscientific and psychological research but remains distant from issues and topics that are p...
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My upper elementary students have had very little formal science instruction. I'm finding that they have a lot of “knowledge” that consists of misconceptions, half-truths, and opinions. I'm looking for suggestions on how to deal with these misconceptions. –P., Minnesota ...
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Student engagement is a top priority for educators, but engagement doesn't always mean the kids are learning.
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Special Issue: Myth or Reality?: Evaluating Common Practices and Beliefs in Education


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Sampling bias and a belief in malleable intelligence may be behind small IQ changes.
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“The great writer’s gift to a reader is to make him a better writer.”
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In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it's no contest. Practice wins the day.
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This makes sense particularly for intro courses. 
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See also http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/10000-hour-rule-not-real-180952410/?no-ist

and this special issue of Intelligence with some critiques of deliberate practice: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01602896/45
Creators are not mere experts. Instead of deliberately practicing down an already existing path, they often create their own path for others to follow.
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A theory that links memory encoding to expectations of future relevance may better explain how human memory works, according to psychologists.
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Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one
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Donald Clark's top 100 tips for learning
Learning Pool’s Non-Executive Director, Donald Clark, is an award winning speaker at national and international conferences, has 30 years’ experience in online learning, games, simulations, social media and mobile learning projects and has designed, delivered and advised on online learning for many global, public and private organisations.
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