The winds of educational change have blown radically over the last few years. Fierce debates within the education community have become fertile proving grounds for new ideas to be tested, new thoughts to be crystallised and new voices to be heard. Twitter has emerged as an incredible driving force, allowing like-minded professionals from all over… Read more
It’s pretty easy to get things wrong in education. Brain gym, learning styles, pyramids and more: history is replete with schools and teachers running with ideas that never had any kind of empirical basis to suggest they were worth pursuing. Unfortunately, even when an idea or intervention has evidence behind it we don’t always get… Read more
Kevin Fulton, Elementary Science Department Head at Taipei Fuhsing Private School (@Fultonofscience) has been integrating a number of cogsci strategies into his teaching. In this fascinating blog post he examines the impact that explicit instruction, choral response, think-pair-share and low-stakes quizzing has had on his pupils. -cogscisci editor —————— Explicit instruction is a teaching framework… Read more
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