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GUEST POST: What’s the Secret to Learning? It’s Belonging

GUEST POST: What’s the Secret to Learning? It’s Belonging

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The relationship between belonging and engagement was further explored in a survey study by Yust et al. (3). In previous research studies, belonging has been linked to achievement, motivation, engagement, and class enjoyment. This article focused on introductory psychology courses, as entry-level classes are important as a means to explore possible majors and even future…
Occupational Health & Safety Career Development Program

Occupational Health & Safety Career Development Program

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Every day, millions of laborers and workers worldwide keep themselves engaged in their work obligations. They work on wind turbines, dams, kilns, foundries, high-rise buildings, and steel mills with hot flaming temperatures while exposed to many occupational hazards. If their employers do not consider these workplace hazards, they can increase the possibility of their workers…
GUEST POST: Transformational Learning & Reflection: 3 Keys for Medical Educators

GUEST POST: Transformational Learning & Reflection: 3 Keys for Medical Educators

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How to reflect When asked to reflect on an experience, what questions do you ask yourself? In the book, Make it Stick [6], neurosurgeon Mike Ebersold comments:I’d go home that night thinking about what happened and what could I do, for example, to improve the way a suturing went. How can I take a bigger bite with…
GUEST POST: Memorable Feedback: Lessons from Cognitive Psychology in Selective Attention

GUEST POST: Memorable Feedback: Lessons from Cognitive Psychology in Selective Attention

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1. Moss, C. M., & Brookhart, S. M. (2019). Advancing formative assessment in every classroom : a guide for instructional leaders. ASCD.2. Willingham, D. T. (2008). Ask the Cognitive Scientist: What Will Improve a Student’s Memory? by Daniel T. Willingham; American Educator, Winter 2008-09, American Federation of Teachers. https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/willingham_0.pdf3. Atkinson, R. C., & Shiffrin, R.…
GUEST POST: Free Comprehensive Flashcards Sets for Most OpenStax Textbooks

GUEST POST: Free Comprehensive Flashcards Sets for Most OpenStax Textbooks

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A brief explanation of the cognitive and neuroscience We have an excellent neuroscientific understanding (1) of how long-term memories are stored and made more robust by retrieval practice. Explicit memory represents the memories and knowledge that we can consciously retrieve.  The subset of explicit memory, known as semantic memory, is the long-term memory of facts and…
GUEST POST: The Lasting Impact of Lockdown on Higher Education

GUEST POST: The Lasting Impact of Lockdown on Higher Education

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Most likely to be retained was the use of video for pre-recorded lectures which were used to deliver the more didactic aspects of teaching, in line with the flipped learning model. Academics regarded this as an effective way to ensure the time students spend physically with their tutors and peers can be reserved for digging…
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…

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