Teaching with learning in mind

Explore the science of learning, with explanations, illustrated models and concrete examples, references to scientific literature, popular literature and blogs .

How does the brain store information? How is the information used?

Exploring the functions of Long Term Memory, and Working Memory and their interactions during learning. Laying the foundation for further explorations of effective learning strategies

What is understanding from a "learning brain" point of view?

Visual models will help us analyze the abstract the concept of 'understanding' and to explore its components. What can be applied in the classroom? and how can we help students when they don't understand?

What is the difference between consolidation and reconsolidation? what are the evidence in humans and the possible implications to educations?

What is the role of prediction in updating existing memories with new information? what are the evidence and what are the possible implications?

The benefits of practicing by using retrieval, the barriers too.

Key points to consider , and practical examples from teachers that apply.

What is the crucial difference between 'learning to the test' and 'learning for long-term retention'?

A review of a research paper by Rawson, Dunlosky, Sciartelli (2013) with implication for field-research and classroom practice.

An experiment in cognitive psychology taken into the classroom for educational purposes.

A pyramids model for building knowledge, through making meaning. What is needed to acquire higher levels of understanding and ability? Explore this illustration-based page.