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How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school system with the skills, mindsets, and values required to survive a world of accelerating change. Most students do not graduate to feeling inspired to contribute to human progress.

The Evidence Base for How We Learn

The Evidence Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development – The Aspen Institute

The Evidence Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development articulates the scientific consensus regarding how people learn. The research brief presents a set of consensus statements-developed and unanimously signed onto by the Commission’s Council of Distinguished Scientists-that affirm the interconnectedness of social, emotional, and academic development as central to the learning process.

E is for Endless Inquiry: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks to Transform Learning

E is for Endless Inquiry: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks to Transform Learning

Welcome to this fifth post in a series that promotes PBL and 21st Century Learning through the examination of Seven Building Blocks. In this post, I would like to provide thoughts involving the importance of supporting inquiry in the classroom. Student owned inquiry is at the heart of powerful learning opportunities.

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget-and What You Can Do About It

Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field of neuroscience is starting to shed light on the ways that brains are wired to forget-highlighting the importance of strategies to retain knowledge and make learning stick.