How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Second, the act of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) engages our brains. Remember reflection?

What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences.

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques.

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Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Will at Work Learning

Go to any conference today in the workplace learning field and there are numerous sessions on neuroscience and brain-based learning. After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. The brain is our primary tool for learning.

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains. Our brains tend to keep us happy rather than sad.

Your Brain: The Ultimate Electronic Performance Support System

Dashe & Thomson

According to the author (identified as “memenode” in the article), the journal Science recently conducted a study showing that “reliable and constant access to online information is affecting how we use our memory.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Admittedly, the brain is still our most mysterious organ and much of how it works we can only guess at.

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Neuroscientists, Just Now, Detail 97 Newly-Found Regions in Brain

Will at Work Learning

The journal Nature reported today that a new map of the brain reveals 97 newly-found regions, each specialized to certain functions.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs

eLearningMind

We’ll be honest: There’s a huge difference between someone with a passing interest in neuroscience and someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes all things brain and behavior. Career opportunities for those who understand the way the brain works are nearly infinite.

Let’s Focus a Little Better

CLO Magazine

If anything, the world will only get noisier with more distractions, and University of California at Irvine digital distraction expert Gloria Mark told The Wall Street Journal that distractions take about 23 minutes to regroup from in order to get back on task. Do a brain dump that is.

Podcast: The Spiritual Brain – LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor

Learningtogo

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LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor – The Spiritual Brain

Learningtogo

iTunes Podcasts brain creative writing God inspirtation journaling learningbinge meditation mindfulness neuroscience retreats spirit spirituality workshops writingListen to Podcast: [link].

Five Ways to Use Brain Science to Become a Better Leader

CLO Magazine

It’s an exciting time for brain science. New insights and discoveries about how the brain works are being made every week, and a focus on neural leadership is forging the way. David Rock, editor of the NeuroLeadership Journal , has said that by better understanding the brain, leaders can align the way they work with the brain’s affinity to create a more productive and successful experience. But the brain needs sleep.

“Everyone Loves a Winner” – Except When We Don’t

Learningtogo

This tendency seems to validate the statement that our brain is hard-wired for survival , an observation made by John Medina and others. The Underdog Effect ” was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2008.

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Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

There is a growing body of research concentrating on the ability of the brain to change in response to stimuli and behaviors that require intense stimulation such as video game playing. It seems that teenage brains are open to lasting physical changes. “In It is called brain plasticity. International Journal of Intelligent Simulations and Gaming, 2(1), 49-62. [53] Wall Street Journal. (pg. Journal of Vision, 4(11), 40a, [link] doi:10.1167/4.11.40

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Journal of Learning Design

Sticky Learning

I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus.

Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process

Vignettes Learning

learn from reflecting on experience." • Reflection automatically creates a story out of your own experience, making it easy for your brain to understand it. Multiple sections of the subjects' brains were lighting up as though they were experiencing the story in real life!

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Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains. Our brains tend to keep us happy rather than sad.

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: In Sickness and in Health!

Learning Rebels

Part of my brain said, can we start this challenge tomorrow? Well, you can see which side of my brain won the battle today. So I have a couple of additional A-Ha’s for a this Monday morning when the brain cells aren’t quite working. Here we are.

Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. What confuses the brain delights the brain. Brain Science The Future

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Summer Reading 2016

Learningtogo

Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. So I’m not going to regale you with all the studies that show how your brain benefits from a change in the daily routine and is recharged by traveling to different places. 101 Prompts for a Writer’s Journal – Reflecting on the Identity of the Writer. Tick Tock This Makes Your Brain Rock.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

It can be supported via journals, group/individual coaching, mentors, ‘win/learn/change’ processes or elements of social learning. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning.

Inspire to learn

Learning with e's

The big four show no signs of relenting in their profiteering, so several years ago I took a very public decision to resign as editor of a major academic journal. I subsequently pledged that I would never again write, review or edit for a closed academic journal.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year.

How Sales Process Training Can Be Made Effective With eLearningc

CommLab India

According to this journal on scenario-based learning, this way of learning helps improve decision making skills. These modules can be accessed on their mobile devices they hardly part with and help them quickly hit their brain’s Refresh button before they meet the client.

Heroes of Learning Foundation Debut « Wonderful Brain

Wonderful Brain

My first teaching year I journaled about all the inequities, stupidities and failures of schools. I held on to this – and the tipping point that compelled me to leave education was the discovery – up in the attic – of my old journals.

ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology

The eLearning Coach

Dr. Brown was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, TechTrends from 2009 to 2012. Are you curious about the future of instructional technology and learning? Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D.,

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

BrainCraft : @Brain_Craft A web series exploring psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. Brain Pickings : @brainpickings This is the Brain Pickings bot – daily blog posts, automated. Did you know : @Know Feed your brain with things to know.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year.

Why Does Micro-Learning Mean Better Learning? - Tip #129

Vignettes Learning

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. Tip #56 - Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Have you ever panicked or felt disconnected because you misplaced your mobile phone?

Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback

Will at Work Learning

Ive spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the worlds preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback. Let me first agree that research from refereed journals cannot be our sole source of information.

Training in the Reality of Work

Pract.us

And when employees are trying to remember a new procedure or process, the brain naturally draws on the environment to trigger associations. Extracting learning from work asks employees to reflect on their day or write in journals. Learning your job where you have to do you job.

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5 Hobbies of Instructional Designers to Keep Them Going

CommLab India

To develop professional writing skills in an interesting way, one can start writing journals on topics of their choice. Working on riddles can improve critical thinking skills and activates brain functions.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Research indicates that our brains grow when we make a mistake because it is a time of struggle. Our brains react with greater electrical activity when we make a mistake than when we are correct. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 715-730.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Learning Resolutions: Something Bold, Someone New, Something Borrowed, Someone True

OpenSesame

There’s something about the blood rushing to my brain instead of pooling in my feet that jumpstarts the creative process. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University. My 2015 learning resolution? Steal like an artist.

Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat Post-Conference Depression

Learningtogo

Soon, your memories of that learning experience, though positive, have receded into the cobwebs of your mind, right next to your college roommate’s third ex-boyfriend and that nagging reminder that you’ve neglected something important that keeps sounding a soft alarm in your brain.

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