Cogitive load theory explains why explicit guidance from teachers is more effective in teaching students new content and skills than letting them discover these for themselves.
There are two types of knowledge – we’ve evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don’t automatically get.
Snapchat has utility in laboratory settings.
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The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students’ learning experiences.
Teacher quality is key in getting a good education.
Teacher preparation has been identified as a key factor in the quality of education. To improve the quality of the VET sector, we need to ensure teachers and trainers are qualified to teach.
Teaching students about how ancient civilizations used geometry to build structures like the pyramids in Egypt is part of a new integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering and math.
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To get more students interested in STEM subjects, teachers must break out of the traditional subject-matter silos and use an approach that helps kids understand how math is used in the real world.
Sarcasm can alienate and discriminate.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids?
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Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Is Spielberg’s historical drama a good way to learn about the 16th U.S. president?
History movies may have Oscar potential, but their educational potential is more complicated. Should teachers use Hollywood to teach?
Lecturing is an important, intimidating job and the academic’s role is changing all the time.
Universities stand to benefit enormously if excellent teachers are celebrated and given the chance to share their skills, and if they have the power to really change their institutions.
The beginning of any child’s school career can be a scary time. But parents and teachers can make it easier.
It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here’s how teachers and parents can get involved.
It’s a little intimidating when all of those chairs are full, but teaching large classes doesn’t need to stress you out.
Large classes don’t have a good reputation when it comes to fostering student learning. But there are a few ways for teachers to adapt to bigger classes.
Teachers can learn a great deal from their pupils’ mistakes in maths.
What if instead of dismissing wrong answers as a sign of failure, maths teachers tried to understand how their pupils came to that answer and then guided them in the right direction?
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee don’t see eye-to-eye on much of anything.
With Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus in the news for the film’s straight-to-Vimeo release, and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight currently in production (see Samuel L. Jackson’s Camera+ page for…
We keep hearing about “Direct Instruction” but what does it actually mean?
Prominent Indigenous Australian Noel Pearson is promoting Direct Instruction in Cape York schools, prominent educationalists have dismissed it as “pedagogy for the poor”, and Education Minister Christopher…