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The Science of Learning

Recently, I have been exposed to a number of books and articles for my master’s program, and have been intrigued by the notion of the science behind learning, and how we can help learners and our students succeed. 635 more words

Approaches To Teaching And Learning

How Hubble Observations Are Scheduled

This is the third in a three-part series.

After observing time is awarded, the Institute creates a long-range plan. This plan ensures that the diverse collection of observations are scheduled as efficiently as possible. 340 more words

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The importance of attending to background knowledge in intensive reading instruction

In my last post, I identified four factors that have a bearing on the ability of a reader to comprehend a text: 1) background knowledge, 2) vocabulary, 3) knowledge of text/discourse structure, and 4) strategic know-how fostered through interactions with and around texts. 1,535 more words


How Hubble Observations Are Planned

This is the secondĀ in a three-part series.

Researchers awarded telescope time based on the scientific merit of their Phase I proposal must submit a Phase II proposal that specifies the many details necessary for implementing and scheduling of the observations. 456 more words

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