Tag: neuroscience


Trefoil 08.03.20

Teaching – Othello Act 3.3 of Othello (or rather the character of Iago) just keeps on getting better and better. Iago is a stunning character, with multiple layers of complexity offering numerous interpretations of his motivations. Along side reading it, watching it, analysing sections of text, our class has enjoyed David Harewood’s commentary and analysis via Shakespeare Uncovered. Today…
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8 Mar ’20 0

The Science of Learning Week 5

The final segment of an enjoyable learning experience. The first and important point, teaching children about brain plasticity, can change students self concept, their ideas of who they are. It can change the way they think about their ability not as something that’s fixed, but as something that they themselves can develop. This can help students…
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30 May ’18 0

The Science of Learning Week 4

Consolidation of learning this week. First up, a discussion of long term retrieval. Working memory networks activated…”check.” Students engaged… “check.” Learning is happening, however, as we have learnt, our working memory networks are limited and the information held here is easily lost. How do we promote consolidation… this is particularly important for those teaching to…
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27 May ’18 0

The Science of Learning Week 3

I am trying very hard to keep pace. I am not sure 9pm is the best time to start studying? Week 3 is all about building of knowledge and understanding. We know that anxiety prevents our frontal cortex from being able to fully respond to a classroom learning opportunity. While on the other hand, anticipation of…
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26 May ’18 0

The Science of Learning Week 2

So we are onto Week 2 of this FutureLearn course. Week 2: Engagement for learning Before we start this weeks tasks, I want to propose that students can be engaged in the task or activity, that does not ensure that they are learning (what is intended, or relevant). 2.1 Engagement for Learning New learning so…
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17 May ’18 0

The Science of Learning

FutureLearn aims to help everyone fulfil their potential in a changing world, by transforming access to education. FutureLearn is an amazing learning repository. Built upon a beautifully clean, beautifully simple learning platform, FutureLearn presents high quality content and discussion to facilitate learning, from expert partners – including many of the best UK and international universities. This coming…
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16 May ’18 0