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Kirschner, Paul A.; Hendrick, Carl – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
"How Learning Happens" introduces 28 giants of educational research and their findings on how we learn and what we need to learn effectively, efficiently, and enjoyably. Many of these works have inspired researchers and teachers all around the world and have left a mark on how we teach today. Exploring 28 key works on learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Cognitive Psychology, Learning
Reed, Stephen K. – Oxford University Press, 2020
In "Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century," Stephen Reed discusses a Future of Jobs report that contrasts trending and declining skills required by the workforce in the year 2022. Trending skills include analytical thinking and innovation, active learning strategies, creativity, reasoning, and complex problem solving. Part One…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Creative Thinking
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Fugate, Jennifer M. B.; Macrine, Sheila L.; Cipriano, Christina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Cognitive psychology has undergone a paradigm shift in the ways we understand how knowledge is acquired and represented within the brain, yet the implications for how this impacts students' learning of material across disciplines has yet to be fully applied. In this article, we present an integrative review of embodied cognition, and demonstrate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Cognitive Psychology, Neurosciences
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Servant-Miklos, Virginie F. C. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
This paper sheds light on an intellectual dispute on the purpose of problem-based learning that took place in the 1970s between two major figures in the history of PBL: Howard S Barrows from McMaster University and Henk Schmidt from Maastricht University. Using historical evidence from archive materials, oral history accounts and contemporary…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Problem Based Learning, Educational History, Cognitive Psychology
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Buckley, Sarah; Reid, Kate; Goos, Merrilyn; Lipp, Ottmar V.; Thomson, Sue – Australian Journal of Education, 2016
Mathematics anxiety is a significant barrier to mathematical learning. In this article, we propose that state or on-task mathematics anxiety impacts on performance, while trait mathematics anxiety leads to the avoidance of courses and careers involving mathematics. We also demonstrate that integrating perspectives from education, psychology and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Achievement, Neurosciences, Cognitive Psychology
Jacobs, George – Online Submission, 2013
This article explains the why and how of active learning, which is based on cognitive psychology. Also explained is the Singapore Ministry of Education's slogan, "Teach Less, Learn More," a good slogan for promoting active learning. [This article was published in "Singapore Business Review," Apr 1 2013.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Philosophy
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Morris, John; Sah, Pankaj – Australian Journal of Education, 2016
Although significant advances have been made in our understanding of the neural basis of learning and memory over the past hundred years, the translation of these neuroscientific insights into classroom teaching practice has been very limited. In this review, we discuss the historical development of pedagogy, cognitive psychology, and the…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Scientific Research
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Pettersson, Rune; Avgerinou, Maria D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Based on the existing research from Cognitive Psychology, Information Design, Instructional Design, and Multimedia Design, it is possible to develop recommendations for the design of learning experiences that facilitate, support and enrich student academic performance. This article concentrates on the role of the teacher as information designer in…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Teacher Developed Materials, Academic Achievement
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Aliberas, Joan; Gutiérrez, Rufina; Izquierdo, Mercè – Research in Science Education, 2021
The aim of this paper is to show how an innovative technique can be used to introduce a method for uncovering intrinsic mechanisms that motivate changes in students' mental models. The theoretical framework used to develop the method is based on the ONEPSY (ONtology, EPistemology and PSYchology) model. The ONEPSY model is rooted in the theoretical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Motivation
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Hoyert, Mark Sudlow; Ballard, Kevin; O'Dell, Cynthia D. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
We extended a series of interventions developed in modern cognitive psychology to a group of students who had been academically dismissed and were at high risk to not complete college. Students learned how to respond adaptively to academic failure, how to embrace challenge, how to set realistic goals, and how to persist until their goals are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, At Risk Students, College Students
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Sadoski, Mark – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
In this review, I advance the embodied cognition movement in cognitive psychology as both a challenge and an invitation for the study of reading comprehension. Embodied cognition challenges theories which assume that mental operations are based in a common, abstract, amodal code of propositions and schemata. Based on growing research in behavioral…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Sensory Experience
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Letrud, Kåre; Hernes, Sigbjørn – Cogent Education, 2018
The family of cognitive models sometimes referred to as the "Learning Pyramid" enjoys a considerable level of authority within several areas of educational studies, despite that nobody knows how they originated or whether they were supported by any empirical evidence. This article investigates the early history of these models. Through…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Cognitive Style, Misconceptions, Neurosciences
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Martin, Andrew J. – Psychology of Education Review, 2019
In Noel Entwistle's reflection on educational psychology, he offers many valuable insights on student learning. In closing his reflection, Entwistle invites discussants to offer 'other possibilities' for how educational psychology can 'contribute to improving the quality of student learning'. Given the wide scope of his discussion and indeed his…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Learning Theories
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Peng, Peng; Goodrich, J. Marc – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
The science of reading emphasizes explicit skills-based reading instruction to support students' reading acquisition. Yet, despite ample evidence of support, some students do not respond to such instruction adequately. To characterize why some students are not responsive to evidence-based reading instruction and to inform the development of novel…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Models, Cognitive Processes, Evidence Based Practice
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Ju, Boreum – European Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the foundational theories in human resource development (HRD) by reviewing the literature from an HRD perspective. The following research questions guide the study: What are the core theories related to adult and professional education, organizational development and strategic HRD? What are the…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Adult Education, Professional Education
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