What if we used twitter as if it were the most powerful professional development tool in history: a global network of educators?
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a research based active engagement instructional strategy that uses a series of assessments (accountability) to assure the readiness of students to engage in learning experiences that require the critical application of course content.
The fact that we learn better when we practice material over time should not come as a surprise. The fact that we don’t follow through on this understanding should be surprising.
Rereading is a common strategy because it provides the illusion of competence; it feels like learning is happening, but in reality fluency is established, not lasting understanding.
“What did you use?” “What books did you read?” “What would you recommend as a starting point?” I received these questions after presenting at a recent faculty in-service at Northeastern Junior College about the process of how we learn and know new information. The developments in cognitive psychology in the past two decades have revolutionized … Continue reading The Cognitive Science of Learning: Books and Resources