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Episode 17 - For Parents Interested in Student Learning Part 2

4/18/2018
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Show Notes: The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust. Subscribe to our Podcast! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss

Duration:00:15:19

Episode 16 - For Parents Interested in Student Learning Part 1

4/4/2018
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Show Notes: Today's episode is specifically for parents. Our goal was to take what we know about the science of learning and focus on how it can be used by you - parents - to help your children with their learning and performance on tests, exams, and other types of assessments. We hope that this episode will be applicable to parents of a range of students, regardless of age and specific subject(s) being studied. You may a parent of a child whose school is implementing effective...

Duration:00:21:03

Episode 15 - How Students Can Use Interleaving, Elaboration, Dual Coding, and Concrete Examples

3/21/2018
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Show Notes: Today's episode is specifically for students. It is the follow-up to our previous episode (Episode 14) for students. Our goal for this pair of episodes was to take what we know about the science of learning and focus on how it can be used by you - students - to improve how much you're learning and your performance on tests, exams, and other types of assessments. We hope that this episode will be applicable to a range of students, regardless of age and specific subject(s) being...

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 14 - How Students Can Use Spacing and Retrieval Practice

3/7/2018
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Show Notes: Today's episode is specifically for students. Our goal was to take what we know about the science of learning and focus on how it can be used by you - students - to increase how much you're learning and improve your performance on tests, exams, and other types of assessments. We hope that this episode will be applicable to a range of students, regardless of age and specific subject(s) being studied. The two most important study strategies are spaced practice and retrieval...

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 13 - Bite-Size Research on Dual Coding vs Learning Styles

2/21/2018
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Show Notes: This is a bite-size research episode, where we briefly describe research findings on a specific topic. This week, Yana talks about an experiment that examined the impact of dual coding on second language learning. In the last episode, we talked about the research on dual coding. (If you haven't listened to that episode yet, we recommend listening to it before listening to this one). The basic premise is that combining words with visuals can be beneficial to learning - but not...

Duration:00:12:01

Episode 12 - Dual Coding

2/7/2018
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Show Notes: Over the past few decades, cognitive psychologists have found evidence for the following 6 strategies for effective learning: Spaced Practice Retrieval Practice Elaboration Interleaving Concrete Examples Dual Coding Today, in our last of the 6 learning strategy podcasts, we are talking about dual coding, which involves combining words and pictures while learning. Dual coding can help learning in the following ways: 1) Adding images to verbal explanations can make ideas...

Duration:00:16:54

Episode 11 - Bite-Size Research on Providing Multiple Concrete Examples

1/17/2018
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Show Notes: This is a bite-size research episode, where we briefly describe research findings on a specific topic. This week, Megan talks about the need for multiple concrete examples in order for students to transfer the underlying idea to new problems. In the last episode, we talked about the research on concrete examples. (If you haven't listened to that episode yet, we recommend listening to it before listening to this one.) One of the points we made was the need for multiple...

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 10 - Concrete Examples

1/3/2018
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Show Notes: Over the past few decades, cognitive psychologists have found evidence for the following 6 strategies for effective learning: Spaced Practice Retrieval Practice Elaboration Interleaving Concrete Examples Dual Coding Today, we are talking about concrete examples. Abstract ideas and concepts are harder to remember than those that are concrete (1). One way of getting around this issue is to use concrete examples to illustrate abstract ideas. For a concrete example of a...

Duration:00:22:03

Episode 9 - Bite-Size Research on Interleaving Categories

12/20/2017
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Show Notes: This is a bite-size research episode, where we briefly describe research findings on a specific topic. This week, Yana talks about interleaving while trying to learn how to categorize things. In the last episode, we talked about the research on interleaving. The idea behind interleaving is that students might switch up their studying so that they are not studying the same idea or concept for a long time, but instead are alternating the material they are studying. Mainly, the...

Duration:00:08:16

Episode 8 - Interleaving

12/6/2017
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Show Notes: Over the past few decades, cognitive psychologists have found evidence for the following 6 strategies for effective learning: Spaced Practice Retrieval Practice Elaboration Interleaving Concrete Examples Dual Coding Today, we are talking about interleaving. Be sure to listen to our spaced practice and retrieval practice episodes, as those are the most important strategies! Interleaving is a learning strategy that involves switching between topics and ideas, which has...

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 7 - Bite-Size Research on Elaborative Interrogation

11/15/2017
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Show Notes: This is a bite-size research episode, where we briefly describe research findings on a specific topic. This week, Megan Sumeracki talks about elaborative interrogation with middle school students. In the study Megan describes (1), elaborative interrogation worked well for students who were working independently, and with a partner. In this study, 6th and 7th grade students learned two types of science facts: those that were consistent with their prior knowledge, and those...

Duration:00:07:20

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