Synthesis Evaluation The categories can be thought of as degrees of difficulties. That is, the first ones must normally be mastered before the next one can take place. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate.
Greg is a maths and science teacher, originally from the UK but now based in sunny Australia. Now, if you enjoyed the educational research aspects of my interview with Dylan Wiliamand the memory related discussion I had with Will Emenythen you are going to love this.
We dig deep into Cognitive Load Theory and in particular its implications for Direct or Explicit Instruction versus inquiry or discovery based learning in the classroom.
In a wide ranging interview we covered the following things and more: How does Greg plan series of lessons, and what would a typical lesson look like? Why is Greg such a big fan of joint planning within his department with an emphasis on refinement, and how do new ideas break through in this model?
Why does Greg believe behaviour management is not something you are born with, but something that can be learned like any other skill And then we dive deep into Cognitive Load Theory, where Greg gives a lovely summary of the theory, looking at the role of working and long-term memory, the process of chunking and the dangers of means-end problems.
The Redundancy Effect in particular has huge consequences for how we present information to students. I then quiz Greg about implications for exam preparation, especially how to help students answer those tricky 5 mark questions that call upon a lot of different skills Surely if students discover something they will remember it better?
Not according to Greg, and he has an anecdote about beer to try to convince me! What about the role of puzzles, real life maths, and the story structure of 3 Act Math lessons? Finally Greg has some excellent book recommendations, and a wonderful Big 3 selection.
If, like me, you are interested in educational research, no matter how much you have looked into it, I really believe you will find this discussion of great interest.
I have tried as much as possible to tease out the practical implications for the classroom — and that is the great advantage of having Greg as a guest. He is a working maths teacher who can put the ideas he reads into practice every single day.Piaget's theory of cognitive development The most well-known and influential theory of cognitive development is that of French psychologist Jean Piaget (–).
Cognitive psychology explores the branch of mental science that deals with motivation, problem-solving, decision-making, thinking, and attention. The Cognitive Learning Theory explains why the brain is the most incredible network of information processing and interpretation in the body as we learn things.
This theory can be divided into two specific theories: the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), and the Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT). From a very early point in the history of philosophy, philosophers have been asking questions about human nature and about how we develop.
These questions have led to a range of theories about human development and have extended from the philosophical sphere into the realms of psychology and educational research. The entries for the second run of the Bad Writing Contest have now been tabulated, and we are pleased to announce winners.
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