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No, don’t forget everything we know about memory

With a renewed interest in cognitive science within teaching, are we in risk of “conflating hypothetical models with proven neuroscience since accepted facts can quickly become ‘neuro-myths’ when new research contradicts popular theories” as Ellie Mulcahy warns in “Forgetting everything we know … Continue reading


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Urban Legends in Education

This June 2013 article takes a critical look at three pervasive myths that continue to pop up in education. The first legend is one of learners as digital natives for whom ‘old’ media and methods used in teaching/learning no longer … Continue reading

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What is ‘metacognition’?

This DEMOS report from 2004 has an interesting review of some of the effectiveness of ‘learning to learn’ programmes within teaching: DEMOS (2004) About learning There’s a nice bit on ‘metacognition’ – a concept that often seems a bit vague … Continue reading

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Best and worst learning techniques

I’ve seen this study on the effectiveness of different study techniques reported in a number of ways in the press. One example comes from Annie Paul Murphy here. The original article is much more cautious in the conclusions it draws … Continue reading

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