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Episode 28 - Technology and the Brain with Miriam Reiner

10/3/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, Chartered College of Teaching, and listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast, please see our Patreon page. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is the eighth episode in a series recorded...

Duration:00:24:43

Episode 27 - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dyspraxia with Jane Emerson

9/19/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, Chartered College of Teaching, and supporters like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast, please see our Patreon page. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is the seventh episode in a series...

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 26 - Classroom Noise and Learning with Jessica Massonnié

9/5/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, Chartered College of Teaching, and supporters like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast, please see our Patreon page. In today's episode, we feature one of our patrons, Abby Zavos. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed:...

Duration:00:26:48

Episode 25 - An Interview with Two Teachers

8/15/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, and supporters like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast, please see our Patreon page. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is the fifth episode in a series recorded in London! In June 2018 we...

Duration:00:27:36

Episode 24 - The Golden Spiral of Lifelong Learning with Ignatius Gous

8/1/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, and supporters like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast, please see our Patreon page. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is the fourth episode in a series recorded in London! In June 2018 we...

Duration:00:28:35

Episode 23 - Executive Function and Computational Thinking with Rina Lai

7/18/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, and supporters like you. For more details, please see our Patreon page. In today's episode, we feature one of our patrons, Josh Fisher, and his free math apps at Guzinta Math. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is...

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 22 - Attention and the Classroom with Michael Hobbiss

7/4/2018
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The Learning Scientists Podcast is funded by The Wellcome Trust, and supporters like you. For more details, please see our Patreon page. In today's episode, we feature one of our patrons, Bob Reuter. Listening on the web? You can subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes each month! Go to our show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. RSS feed: http://www.learningscientists.org/learning-scientists-podcast/?format=rss Show Notes: This is the second episode in a series recorded...

Duration:00:22:48

Episode 21 - Executive Function Development with Emma Blakey

6/20/2018
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Show Notes: This is the first episode in a series recorded in London! In June 2018 we attended the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction conference (or, more simply, EARLI) for the special interest group on Neuroscience and Education (@EarliSIG22). While there, we recorded live interviews with teachers and researchers. First up is Dr. Emma Blakey! Emma (@EmBlakey) is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sheffield. Her research is all about...

Duration:00:22:53

Episode 20 - Sleep, Learning, and Self Care

6/6/2018
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Show Notes: In this episode, we talk about the importance of sleep for learning. We all know we are supposed to get enough sleep. But why exactly do we need to sleep? Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, increases in colds, heart disease, diabetes, and also deficits in cognitive abilities such as attention, decision making, and learning. And both at the high-school and college level, students are not getting the recommend amount of sleep. We first talk about a study (1) in which...

Duration:00:21:21

Episode 19 - Bite-Size Research on Benefits of Retrieval with Medical Residents

5/16/2018
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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 research findings showing that medical residents benefit from retrieval practice after didactic conferences. In the last episode, Alyssa Smith, a third-year medical student, talked about the effective study strategies that she has been using throughout medical school. This episode continues with the medical education theme, discussing a paper by Doug...

Duration:00:05:15

Episode 18 - Effective Studying in Medical School with Alyssa Smith

5/2/2018
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Show Notes: Alyssa Smith with the Rosalind Franklin Statue on the Rosalind Franklin campus In this episode, Megan interviews her little sister, Alyssa Smith, who is finishing up her 3rd year in Medical School at Chicago Medical School. Alyssa uses many of the six strategies for effective learning that we talk about on the podcast. As the sister of a Cognitive Psychologist who specializes in learning, she has of course heard of these strategies before. But in addition, during orientation...

Duration:00:20:20

Episode 17 - For Parents Interested in Student Learning Part 2

4/18/2018
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Show Notes: Today's episode is the second of two episodes that we recorded 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 these 2 episodes will be applicable to parents of a range of students, regardless of age and specific subject(s) being studied. You may be a parent of a child...

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 be 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 concrete...

Duration:00:09:28

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