Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental WASHINGTON — Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. In two online experiments with 668 participants, more than 90 percent of them believed people learn better if they are taught in their predominant learning style, whether that is visual, auditory or tactile. But those who believed in learning styles split evenly into an “essentialist” group, with more strongly held beliefs, and a “nonessentialist” group, with more flexible beliefs about learning styles, said lead researcher Shaylene Nancekivell, PhD, a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan. “We found that some people are more likely to believe that students inherit their learning style from their parents and that learning styles affect brain function,” she said.
How to Build a Memory Palace - Memory Techniques Wiki A Memory Palace is an imaginary location in your mind where you can store mnemonic images. The most common type of memory palace involves making a journey through a place you know well, like a building or town. Along that journey there are specific locations that you always visit in the same order. The location are called loci, which is Latin for locations. (Singular: locus; Plural: loci) Music This EFL lesson plan is designed around a video by Art&Graft commissioned by the Barbican arts centre, London and the theme of music. Students practise the adjectives to describe emotions, watch a short video, talk about music and discuss quotations about music. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Exam and assignment resources To support you with your upcoming end of semester exams and assignments, we’ve prepared a collection of resources to help you improve your skills and achieve higher grades! Studiosity Accessible to all students through your Blackboard units, Studiosity provides 24/7 writing feedback and the ability to chat with subject experts for one-to-one personal help. Open book exams Not sure where to start with open book exams? This guide runs you through what to expect and what you’ll need to succeed. Exploring the Gestalt Principles of Design Listen to the audio version of this article Negative space has long been a staple of good design. Leaving white space around elements of a design is the first thing that usually comes to mind. But then there are designs that use that white space to infer an element that isn’t actually there (the arrow hidden between the E and X in the FedEx logo immediately comes to mind as an example). The human brain is exceptionally good at filling in the blanks in an image and creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s why we see faces in things like tree leaves or sidewalk cracks.
Old Computers: 06/09/2011, Behind the News Steve Jobs is a name that you might not know but it's pretty likely you've seen his products. He's the co-founder of Apple and recently stepped down as the company's boss. And he played a big role in making computers what they are today. But what were they like in the early days? Kirsty takes a look! KIRSTY BENNETT, REPORTER: The year is 1969. The Laws of Figure/Ground, Prägnanz, Closure, and Common Fate - Gestalt Principles (3) We’re now going to take a look at some more Gestalt principles, building on what we’ve learned in the first two articles. This third piece is particularly useful because having a good grasp of Figure/Ground, Prägnanz, Closure, and Common Fate will enhance your ability to design with more thoughtfulness, confident that you’re making the best use of some basic human tendencies to access your design and its impact. “The eye tends to build a relationship between elements, it fills in the gaps, and identifies hidden motion in the design.” Figure/Ground, Prägnanz, Closure, and Common Fate are Gestalt Principles that help the eye build these relationships:
Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character's state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years - Can it be as simple as reading a bilingual book? (Humanities & Social Sciences Collection) - Informit Abstract: The 2016 year had started. I was getting to know my class at Parramatta East Public School, a Year 1 and Year 2 composite class of students of many different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The class consisted of 26 students, with 24 who spoke (or had parents who spoke) a language other than English.
PETAA PAPER 196 — The critical conversation about text: Joint construction In addition to understanding the features of targeted texts, questioning techniques can also assist in language development. As explained by Dufficy (2005), a shift from the common ‘Initiation, Response, Feedback’ patterns to the use of a more conversational style and open questions can result in more expanded utterances which is a shift along the mode continuum towards more ‘written-like language in the oral mode’. Such questioning strategies can result in what is commonly referred to as substantive communication. Support for the learner Successful learners need to take risks, play with language and develop a metalanguage to discuss what works and why.
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. PETAA Paper 188 — Literacy as behaviour, process, and social activity From reading to literacy So where there is now an area named as ‘literacy’ in 1972 there was reading and English. What then was ‘reading’ education and research at that time? In their useful reviews of theories and research in reading and reading research published in the leading research journal in the area, Reading Research Quarterly, in 1972, Samuels and Williams identified four recurring themes in the terrain: assessing readiness for reading, visual and auditory training as a co-requisite of reading development, the predominance of word lists in research and professional practice, and a small but growing interest in reading what was termed ‘meaningful prose’ and later ‘extended discourse’. 1 In 1972 the reading education world was in the middle of a feisty and at times entertaining digression that we now think of as the ‘whole language’ versus ‘phonics’ debate. 2