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REBLOG: Who Knows Who Knows Best?

Blake Harvard, in his blog The Effortful Educator: Applying Cognitive Psychology to the Classroom, discusses and gives answers to three questions posed by the American secretary of education Betsy de Vos that apparently are alive and kicking in the United States (and possibly elsewhere). 82 more words

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What Makes a Top Teacher?

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen

What Makes a Top Teacher? This is a question with both a simple and a complex answer (and probably a whole spectrum in between). 1,735 more words

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Interleaving: Variety is the Spice of Learning

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen

Last year, we wrote a blog on spaced learning and right before summer, we published one on retrieval practice… 1,194 more words

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How to effectively build and leverage a personal learning network (PLN)

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner

This blog was inspired by a workshop on personal learning networks (PLNs), led by Helen Blunden, and attended by Mirjam in Ghent, Belgium at… 1,906 more words

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The Difference Between Teacher, Student, and Learning Centred

Paul A. Kirschner

I found the following table on Leren & Innoveren a blog written by Martin Groenewegen van der Weijden, culinary teacher at the Albeda College in Rotterdam. 307 more words

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Domain-Specific Knowledge: 1, Domain-Independent Skills: 0

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner

In both the workplace and education, there’s a lot of talk about so-called ‘domain-independent skills’, also called ‘generic’ or ‘transferable’ skills. 2,218 more words

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And the winner is... testing!

Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen

When you ask learners how they study or how they prepare for a test, it’s likely that they’ll tell you that they reread and/or highlight and/or underline important paragraphs or sentences in their textbooks, workbooks, prints, and so forth. 1,560 more words

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