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Tag Archives: Revision
How Should Students Revise? by @Nick_J_Rose
Originally posted on Starter for Five:
Name: Nick Rose Twitter name: @Nick_J_Rose Sector: Secondary Subject taught (if applicable): Psychology Position: Leading practitioner for psychology and research What is your advice about? How should students revise? 1: Practice testing: Use low-stakes…
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Can we teach students effective ‘revision skills’?
There’s some interesting evidence to suggest that well applied study skills can have an important influence on student outcomes. Indeed, perhaps the key reason that girls tend to academically outperform boys is related to the effective use of study strategies. … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Closing the gap, Dunlosky, Evidence, Ideas, Psychology, Revision, Willingham 13 Comments
Does visual mapping help revision?
Visual maps, whether in form of mind maps or the more complex concept maps, are a mainstay of revision advice given to pupils in secondary schools. People use such mapping techniques for many other purposes; for example to organise or … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Dunlosky, Evidence, Revision 6 Comments
Parent presentation on effective revision
Here’s a short presentation on effective revision intended for parents of Y10 and Y11 students attending an information evening about the GCSE exams this summer. The presentation: What is effective revision and how can parents help? It’s a mixture of … Continue reading
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Improving the effectiveness of homework
Interesting study published this week in Educational Psychology Review this week claiming that by making 3 relatively small changes to homework significantly improved outcomes. Rice study: Simple changes to homework improved student learning The study alternated the type of homework … Continue reading
Posted in General teaching Tagged Assessment for learning, Evidence, Ideas, Revision 1 Comment
Overcoming exam anxiety
An interesting article by Annie Murphy Paul on overcoming exam anxiety to improve test performance. She says: “Many capable, hard-working students perform poorly on exams because they’ve overtaxed their “working memory” … “When students are anxious about how they’ll do … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Csikszentmihalyi, Ideas, Murphy Paul, Psychology, Revision 1 Comment
Should students listen to music when learning?
Given some of the advice circulating at the moment, I thought it apposite to post some of the evidence on this question: Blog post: Edutopia – What works in education It appears that if the task requires maths, reading or … Continue reading
Posted in General teaching Tagged Evidence, Revision, Working memory 1 Comment
BPS Education Research Digest
The British Psychological Society runs an extensive blog summarising a wide range of psychological research. The link below takes you to a digest of recent research linked to education. BPS Research Digest: Education Some recent examples of articles: Do children … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Evidence, Ideas, Praise, Psychology, Revision 1 Comment
Five secrets to revising that can boost your grades
Another article from the Guardian reporting on a huge new study of how people learn. Five secrets of successful revising An abstract for the original research article can be found here though the full article is behind a pay-wall.
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Four principles of memory improvement
Here’s a nice, short summary of some of the research into improving memory with some ideas as to how they might be incorporated into teaching. Schwartz, B. et al (2011) Four Principles of Memory Improvement: A Guide to Improving Learning … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Evidence, Ideas, Psychology, Revision 2 Comments