ERIC Number: EJ1076383
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Publication Date: 2015
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Do Students Remember What They Learn in School? Ask the Cognitive Scientist
Willingham, Daniel T.
American Educator, v39 n3 p33-38 Fall 2015
How does the mind work--and especially how does it learn? Teachers' instructional decisions are based on a mix of theories learned in teacher education, trial and error, craft knowledge, and gut instinct. Such knowledge often serves us well, but is there anything sturdier to rely on? Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field of researchers from psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and anthropology who seek to understand the mind. In this regular "American Educator" column, we consider findings from this field that are strong and clear enough to merit classroom application.
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Memory
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