How to Continuously Improve Teaching
Learning science is at all times advancing, yielding new insights about how individuals acquire and retain data and expertise. How can classroom academics sustain—and even conduct their very personal analysis to enhance their instruction, day-by-day and week-by-week?
We dig into these questions and extra on this week’s episode of the EdSurge Podcast. It was recorded throughout a panel dialogue concerning the studying engineering motion that was held final month on the ISTELive 21 conference.
The dialog explores why and the way educators can enhance their instruction—and their college students’ studying outcomes—all through the college yr, in methods each formal and casual, and utilizing each particular digital expertise and low-tech instruments.
Our company have been:
- Aigner Picou, program director for The Learning Agency Lab
- Neil Heffernan, a pc science professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Callie Lowenstein, program supervisor for the Learning by Scientific Design effort at Deans for Impact
One necessary discovering is the cognitive load theory that college students’ working reminiscence can solely course of a lot info at one time. Another is how giving college students fast suggestions on their work fairly than ready days or perhaps weeks to return grades can increase studying.
Panelists additionally speak about training myths that analysis suggests ought to be busted as soon as and for all. These embody the concept college students have completely different “learning styles” and the notion that younger individuals inherently possess digital expertise without having laptop literacy coaching.