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Conflicted about cognitive conflict

I’ve written before about the importance of challenging children’s misconceptions when it comes to teaching. “Psychologists from Piaget to Sweller couch learning in terms of the acquisition and refinement of schema. One of the limitations, I hypothesise, of direct instruction … Continue reading

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The restless relationship between science and teaching

“Science is more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking; a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those … Continue reading

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APA Learning & Memory digest

Having found a helpful BPS blog, I thought I’d see what the APA (the US equivalent) might have: APA: Education APA: Learning & memory Whilst browsing I found an interesting short article on student avoidance strategies in mathematics that might … Continue reading

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