Fernando E. Rubio

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'Schools, please don't ditch rote-learning just because Pisa's boss tells you to'

"Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said, 'one can't believe impossible things.'<p>"'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. …

Pedagogy

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus — here's why

When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us that some people learn better visually with pictures, whereas others retained information by reading or making notes. To be honest, I never worked out what mine was.<p>In a survey, 96% of …

Pedagogy

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

What can artificial intelligence and machine learning tell us about item banks?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become buzzwords over the past few years. As I already wrote about, they are actually old …

Artificial Intelligence

Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in cities<p>Discussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s supposed to do. It makes little sense …

Urbanization

Intensification of agriculture and social hierarchies evolve together, study finds

Researchers analyzed the evolution of 155 Island South East Asian and Pacific societies to determine that, rather than intensification of agriculture …

Anthropology

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

New York City

These Innovative Startups Take Education to the Next Level

Gamified learning, apps that let you study on your phone, blockchain-based edtech companies, personalized learning, teaching robots… the list goes on.<p>…

12 Essential Spanish-Language Female Authors

<i>Cristina Rivera Garza's astounding and mind-bending novel</i> The Iliac Crest <i>is about two women visiting an unnamed narrator at his oceanside home and</i> …

Spanish Language

An Introduction to the Dunning-Kruger Effect

At one point or another, you’ve probably heard someone speak with confidence on a topic that they actually know almost nothing about. Psychologists …

Psychology

A new study shows that reading to babies has major benefits for their brains

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development.<p>The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who recognize that it's an …

Research

Yes, Learning Targets Can Make Our Lives Easier - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 259<p>My first few years in the classroom I wasn’t a big fan of learning targets or posting learning targets prior to each lesson for students to …

Let the Learning Lead, Not the Label

Learning stops once we label it, which is one of the inherent problems with traditional grading. If we want students to see themselves as life-long …

University of California

<b>Higher levels of education are tied to later ages of peak cognitive functioning, according to new research published today in the journal PLoS One.</b><p>The study, led by UC Berkeley researchers, examined relationships between educational attainment, cognitive performance and learning in order to …

Higher Education

Redirecting

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

Memory, Transfer, Metacognition - Defining Learning

Memory, Transfer, & Metacognition - Defining Learning<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote about the lost language of pedagogy and described an EdTechTeacher …

Mathematics Education

Neuroscience Just Revealed That Your Brain Prefers This to Bullet Points in Presentations | Inc.com

Experts already have deemed bullet points in presentations and speeches a big no-no, and rightly so. It's hard for your audience to concentrate both on a bullet point and what you're saying, so listeners aren't as likely to remember your information. And there's the fact that the brain remembers …

The Brain

As Knowledge Demands Change, Curriculum Must Change, Too

...The post As Knowledge Demands Change, Curriculum Must Change, Too appeared first on TeachThought.

Curriculum Development

The Way That Students Learn Today Is Wrong

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Peter Diamandis

Humanity Is About to Transition To “Evolution by Intelligent Direction”

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Artificial Intelligence

Artists’ And Architects’ Brains Work Differently

A new study examines how creatives understand images.<p>Does working in a spatially oriented profession like art or architecture shape the way you think?<p>That was the question that psychology and language researchers at Australian National University, University College London, and Bangor University …

Google Street View

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices<p>Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They …

Republican Primaries

“Quiz Game Master” Is A Nice Tool For Creating Online Learning Games

Quiz Game Master lets you easily many different types of learning games for students to play. You can see a list of all the different types on the …

Education Technology

There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

"Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to memorize," writes Karin Hess, president of Educational Research in Action in Underhill, Vt., and an expert on assessment, in an email to the Monitor.<p>As people fret about …

Education

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

Pedagogy

Why Humans Have Such Big Brains

The better to make friends with.<p>Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other …

Biology