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Cognitive scientists define critical period for learning language
Study shows children remain adept learners until the age of 17 or 18. A great deal of evidence suggests that it is more difficult to learn a new language as an adult than as a child, which has led scientists to … Continue reading
Neural mechanisms that indicate that we actively forget as we Learn
They say that once you’ve learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But new research suggests that while learning, the brain is actively trying to forget. The study, by scientists at EMBL and University Pablo … Continue reading
Learning the language of music: is it child’s play?
The Italian Reggio Emilia approach is now considered the most progressive and desirable early-childhood educational approach in the world. These schools value children’s innate abilities and nurture artistic and creative intelligences through play-based emersion in the “poetic languages” such as … Continue reading
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Where is reflection in the learning process?
There are those who believe as I do that deep, meaningful, long-lasting learning is left to chance if it is not a strategic, integrated part of the learning process. Critical reflection is an important part of any learning process. Without … Continue reading
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Listening, not testing, will improve children’s vocabulary
Every few months a story appears about the declining speech and language skills of children arriving in primary school. The epithet “the daily grunt” was invented by one newspaper to capture the lack of communication between parent and child, implying … Continue reading
The Passion for Learning and Knowing
Abstraction’ as micro-learning-process is rarely used to analyze practices of organizational learning. In this paper, we portray abstraction as a basic learning process that prevails even in contexts characterized by high degrees of uncertainty and heterogeneity, that is, in high … Continue reading
Re-reading Dewey through the lens of complexity science
This paper rereads John Dewey’s works in the light of complexity theory and self-organizing systems. Dewey’s pragmatic inquiry is posited as inspirational for developing a logic of education and learning that would incorporate novelty and creativity, these artistic elements being part and parcel … Continue reading
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Learning a local dialect instead of a global language
Modern technology has made it incredibly easy for people to connect and communicate with one another. Not only is it possible to look up the meaning of any word in a digital dictionary, but there are countless applications that can … Continue reading
Less Teaching Leading to More Learning
In a previous post, I described an experiment conducted by L. P. Benezet in the late 1920s and early ‘30s. He altered the curriculum for half of the schoolchildren in the poorest schools in his district so they would not … Continue reading
On learning strategies
Should our teachers (and future teachers) understand how their students learn? This question seems rhetorical, because if the task of teachers is to promote student learning, then the planning, execution, and evaluation of their lessons will be more effective when … Continue reading
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