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PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING MOTOR SKILLS. • a student's attitude toward learning a skill determines for the most part the amount and kind of learning that takes place. 2.

PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING MOTOR SKILLS

Principle of Practice • practicing the motor skill correctly is essential for learning to take place. 3. Principle of Distributed Practice. Brain Games & Brain Training. CL - Concise Learning™ method. Mind Tools. Sharp Brains. Mind Hacks. MENSA. Learning & Brain Society. OECD: Brain & Learning. EDUCERI › Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) - Brain and Learning Is the current classroom model of learning “brain-unfriendly”?

OECD: Brain & Learning

The Art of Slipping in Some Learning. The Art of Slipping in Some Learning.

The Art of Slipping in Some Learning

Off to the side of Eric Azcuy’s cluttered desk were two products from Nissin Foods: one Cup Noodles and one box of Chow Mein. It looked like lunch, but it was actually the day’s art lesson. The inspiration came from an NPR story Mr. Azcuy had read earlier describing how the design of instant soup cups makes them tip over easily, spilling their hot contents on, and often burning, young eaters. Habits of Mind. Parents as Partners with Habits of Mind!

Habits of Mind

Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind provides many engaging stories and examples for parents to their help children succeed and thrive in school as well as in life. There are practical tips that apply to daily life with children--for issues big and small-- everything from managing homework to resolving arguments between siblings to encouraging the reluctant child. Whole Child Education. Brainz. Thinking Foundation. Learn something every day. Brain from top to bottom. World memory champions. Neurophilosophy. Ron Hubbard: Study Technology. Applied Scholastics. Mind Matters.

Socratic Method Research Portal. 21st century education. Like Alice, many educators, policy makers and even the general public respond resoundingly with "That's impossible! " when challenged to adopt a new paradigm of education for the 21st century. Most people today adhere to a paradigm of education that is strictly 19th century. But, like the Queen, a growing number of educators are believing in and accomplishing "the impossible". Scott McLeod, in his blog, Dangerously Irrelevant , recently reminded us of a line from , and we must apply that challenge to all of society. "Your assignment, should you choose to accept it" is to take education truly into the 21st century.

So what is 21st century education? The new millennium was ushered in by a dramatic technological revolution. Today's kindergarteners will be retiring in the year 2067. Even kindergarten children can make a difference in the world by participating in real-life, real-world service learning projects. American Academy of Neurology. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Foundation for Critical Thinking: Books, Conferences and Academi. Intute: Encouraging Critical Thinking Online. Encouraging Critical Thinking Online is a set of free teaching resources designed to develop students' analytic abilities, using the Web as source material.

Intute: Encouraging Critical Thinking Online

Two units are currently available, each consisting of a series of exercises for classroom or seminar use. Students are invited to explore the Web and find a number of sites which address the selected topic, and then, in a teacher-led group discussion, to share and discuss their findings. The exercises are designed so that they may be used either consecutively to form a short course, or individually. The resources encourage students to think carefully and critically about the information sources they use. The subject matter of the exercises is of relevance to a range of humanities disciplines (most especially, though by no means limited to, philosophy and religious studies), while the research skills gained will be valuable to all students. Teacher's Guide (Units 1 and 2) Printable version (PDF) Critical thinking web.

We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking skills.

Critical thinking web

They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license. More info We are currently updating the website. Wikipedia: Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is a type of clear, reasoned thinking.

Wikipedia: Critical Thinking

According to Beyer (1995) Critical thinking means making clear, reasoned judgements. While in the process of critical thinking, ideas should be reasoned and well thought out/judged.[1] The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. . '[2] Etymology[edit] Scientific Learning. The iPad® and Student Engagement: Is There a Connection?

Scientific Learning

April 1, 2014 by Carrie Gajowski When students at ACS Cobham International School (UK) got iPads, Richard Harrold saw an opportunity. As an assistant principal at the lower (elementary) school, he had been hearing glowing reports from other educators about students seeing remarkable gains when using iPads. Were the gains real? And was the effect due to something special about the iPad, or were students just responding to the newness of the technology?

Harrold decided to find out. Harrold's study confirmed the benefits of iPads in schools: iPads benefit learners of different ages, sometimes in different ways iPads have special benefits for learners in the very early grades The iPad makes typing easier for 1st and 2nd graders More generally, results indicated that: iPads improve student engagement “iPad buddies” collaborate more iPads boost perseverance. Tangled Bank. International Conference on Thinking. Brain Awareness Week. Stephen Downes Guide to the Logical Fallacies. Copyright © Stephen Downes, 1995-2000 stephen.downes@ualberta.ca.


  1. angelita12 Mar 26 2013
    I came across perls through my study, I think your pearls are nicely organised. Thank you
  2. conciselearning May 6 2010
    Thanks for the positive words!