Archief | oktober, 2014

It’s hard work to motivate students

22 Okt

Via de nieuwsbrief “Best Evidence in Brief” van het Center for Research and Reform in Education ontdekte ik de volgende studie waarin de impact werd onderzocht van beloningen op het studieresultaat en de inzet van jongeren. Lees verder

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Read like a detective!

14 Okt

Deze kwam ik tegen op de website van “We Are Teachers”.

bron: http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/understanding-close-reading-download-our-poster-now

Irregular Verbs Grammar Rap Song

14 Okt

Jason R. Levine aka Fluency MC toont hoe je als leerkracht Engels de vervoeging van de onregelmatige werkwoorden op een leuke manier kunt aanleren. Durf je het zelf ook aan? Aarzel dan niet om je eigen filmpje te delen! Lees verder

“You’ll need to teach this” better than “There will be a test” for remembering (again)

14 Okt

From experience to meaning...

No, this research doesn’t proof that this Loch Ness monster of education is correct (I mean the learning pyramid), but this research also suggests what an earlier study described earlier on: teaching others helps to learn more for the person teaching, but not because of the reasons you might think. To put it too bluntly: pupils remember more if you tell them they will need to teach others about it than if you tell them that there will be a test.

The researchers –Nestojko et al. – from this new study formulate a very interesting conclusion (bold by me):

Expecting to teach appears to encourage effective learning strategies such as seeking out key points and organizing information into a coherent structure. Our results suggest that students also turn to these types of effective learning strategies when they expect to teach. It is noteworthy, then, that when students instead expect…

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Can we learn to multitask? Some adolescents adept at media multitasking, study says

14 Okt

From experience to meaning...

Well, the study doesn’t say we multitask, but it does say that some adolescents become so good in task-switching (sounds less sexy than multitasking, but it is more correct) that – and this is the important part – their performances aren’t hindered. Contrary to common scientific belief that multitasking leads to poor performance,two  researchers found that maybe the opposite is true for adolescents who spend a lot of time switching between media devices and tasks.

I really, really would love reading this research, as it is contrary to most of the rest of the studies on the topic, but it’s not published in a peer reviewed journal yet. Actually, it was presented by two high school students on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition. And… the research does say that for the majority multitasking does hurt the performance.

From the press release:

“Maybe practice…

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Teaching a growth mindset

10 Okt

In deze presentatie belicht Carol Dweck het verschil tussen een “Fixed Mindset” (“ik ben slim”) en een “Growth Mindset” (“ik word slim door er hard voor te werken”), hoe de manier waarop we als ouder of leerkracht kinderen prijzen de mindset van kinderen beïnvloedt en wat het effect is op de leerprestaties van jongeren die een Growth Mindset aangeleerd krijgen. Lees verder

Promoting Motivation, Health, and Excellence: Ed Deci at TEDxFlourCity

2 Okt

Edward Deci is samen met Richard Ryan één van de grondleggers van de zelfdeterminatietheorie. In deze presentatie vertelt hij wat je kunt doen om een situatie te creëren waarin anderen hun eigen autonome motivatie kunnen versterken.

Wil je meer weten over de zelfdeterminatietheorie? Bekijk dan zeker ook eens www.selfdeterminationtheory.org