Tagged: Learning

Slide1 7

Knowledge organisers- more clarity than learning objectives and great for building retention

The inspiration for this post came from an article on Joe Kirby’s blog, Pragmatic Reform called Knowledge Organisers. I have huge admiration for what Joe and his colleagues are achieving at Michaela Community School by challenging just about every status quo in teaching and learning. They are at the forefront of developing high-impact, sustainable-workload teaching strategies informed by cognitive science research...

9

Forgetting is necessary for learning, desirable difficulties and the need to dissociate learning and performance

How many questions should I give students to work on after my instruction? Should I group all the questions together or space them over time? Should I ‘block’ questions on the same topic together or should I mix them with questions from other topic areas? Is ‘over-learning’ an efficient strategy for boosting student outcomes? Should I always be using high-frequency formative...

0

Infographic of learning theories

Click this link to open a remarkable infographic summarising the main academic theories behind how learning happens. I’d heard of many of these, but I think it is wonderful to see how they are connected.

6

No more forgetting what they learned yesterday- forgetting curve homeworks

How many times have you heard teachers complain that students couldn’t remember what they learned yesterday, let alone last week or last month? Retention of learning is a big issue and one that must be addressed. This year my department is trialling some key stage 3 homeworks that directly tackle the issue of pupil retention of learning and I thought...

3

Idea for ICT based homeworks; your thoughts and suggestions welcomed…

Why do we set homeworks? What is the point of homework? What are we trying to achieve by setting the kids homework? Consolidation and practice of what was learnt in class? Promoting self-study skills and independent thought? Learning of new concepts? I’d like to think we set homework for all these reasons. It is well known that getting the kids...