Learning Strategies

8 Ways to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones – Education Article

Recently I was listening to Scott Barry Kaufman’s Psychology Podcast, which I highly recommend. Scott was speaking with James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, about the way we achieve growth in our personal and professional lives. Many of us see goal setting as the best approach to achievement, but Clear sees it differently. In his view, habits are the foundation of growth and change, in large part because they help us form our identity: “Every action you take is like…

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10 Open Educational Resources You Should Know About – Education Article

A lot has changed since MIT first announced that it would be making its course materials freely available online. Back in 2001, the idea that university-level content could be accessed at no cost by users anywhere in the world was virtually unheard of, and the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative was a major driver in the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. Today, Open Educational Resources, which allow teachers and learners to freely use, adapt and redistribute educational content, are widespread. In addition…

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10 Things We Discovered About Learning and the Brain in 2018 – Education Article

The year is coming to a close and, as always, there have been some interesting trends in education, from a renewed interest in “growth mindsets” to more emphasis being placed on things like social inclusion and engagement in learning, project-based learning, and digital literacy and citizenship. Every year, researchers also uncover new evidence about learning and the brain that helps us develop more effective learning and teaching practices. So we’ve compiled ten of the most important discoveries scientists have made…

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