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GUEST POST: Can Digital Detox Improve your Learning Abilities?

GUEST POST: Can Digital Detox Improve your Learning Abilities?

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What is a digital detox? The term was coined by founders of Digital Detox company that address the impact of tech dependency with camps, research, and educational programs (10). In Oxford Dictionaries definition, a digital detox is defined as a “period of time during which a person refrains from using their electronic devices, such as…
GUEST POST: A Guide to Mnemonic Learning Techniques and its Awareness in Psychology Students

GUEST POST: A Guide to Mnemonic Learning Techniques and its Awareness in Psychology Students

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These are the types of mnemonic learning techniques that are in practice to grasp and recall the to-be-read target information. Now, with research analysis, let's quickly look at how the 3 commonly used mnemonic learning techniques have fared off their role in enhancing students' memory.Keyword mnemonicThe study conducted for the high school students at a career…
GUEST POST: Matching instruction to preferred learning styles does not raise achievement

GUEST POST: Matching instruction to preferred learning styles does not raise achievement

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1. Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence. Psychological Science Public Interest, 9(3), 105–119. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6053.2009.01038.x2. Kirschner, P. A. (2017). Stop propagating the learning styles myth. Computers & Education, 106, 166–171. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.12.0063. Pasquinelli, E. (2012). Neuromyths: Why Do They Exist and Persist? Mind, Brain, Education, 6(2), 89–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-228X.2012.01141.x4.…
GUEST POST: The Boxing Technique: Operationalizing Retrieval Practice to Improve Learning

GUEST POST: The Boxing Technique: Operationalizing Retrieval Practice to Improve Learning

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Dr. James Culhane earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Following the completion of his doctoral degree, he accepted a faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmaceutical…
GUEST POST: Can Math Make You Feel Better?

GUEST POST: Can Math Make You Feel Better?

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The methods used by the researchers were reasonably straightforward. Over a series of nine experiments, they introduced participants to affect stimuli (pictures and videos chosen to elicit emotions that were either negative, neutral, or positive). Each set of experiments randomly put participants into one of two groups. The first experienced cognitive tasks referred to as…
GUEST POST: New Book – The Fundamentals Of Teaching

GUEST POST: New Book – The Fundamentals Of Teaching

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Mike Bell taught science in a state secondary school and then ran the Evidence-Based Teachers Network (EBTN). He has run successful training courses on evidence-based methods in dozens of UK schools and Further Education colleges. [Bio taken from the book]. You can follow Mike on Twitter: @EvidenceTeach What is your teaching background?I was teaching science in…
4 Tips for Tackling Workplace Anxiety

4 Tips for Tackling Workplace Anxiety

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Chris Harley is a mental health professional based in San Francisco. He is passionate about improving the lives of others and combines his PhD in Clinical Psychology with the latest holistic and wellbeing therapies to provide the very best care for individuals seeking to improve their mental health. Besides practicing as a mental health professional,…
How to Become a Successful Project Manager

How to Become a Successful Project Manager

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Choosing to become a project manager is a demanding yet satisfying career choice. The project manager is the glue that holds a team together and needs to be in possession of a wide range of skills. They steer the ship in the right direction, motivate their team and help them achieve greater results. Project managers…
GUEST POST: Taughtology: The incorrect science of teaching wrongly

GUEST POST: Taughtology: The incorrect science of teaching wrongly

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References [1] Pan, S.C., Rickard, T.C. & Bjork, R.A. Does Spelling Still Matter—and If So, How Should It Be Taught? Perspectives from Contemporary and Historical Research. Educ Psychol Rev(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-021-09611-y  [2] Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T. (2013). Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From…
GUEST POST: Going Below the Surface: Depth Structure and Transfer in Critical Thinking

GUEST POST: Going Below the Surface: Depth Structure and Transfer in Critical Thinking

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A former partner at McKinsey & Company, Bouygues has helped transform more than 25 firms. Over the course of a twenty-year career, she has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital, renegotiated billions of dollars in debt, and brought dozens of companies into the black.Consider the following problem:“A treasure hunter is going to explore…

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