Teaching methods

Ed App

In today’s article, we would like to present a few contemporary teaching methods and how they’re being put into good use. One of the ancient teaching methods, the Socratic method of teaching, is still being used in today’s teaching.

Brain and neuroscience: test your knowledge!


Do you know the characteristics of the brain at different life stages? Do you know how stress affects the brain and how to help the brain to relax? Canadian researchers arrived at this figure using a novel method to detect the transition from one thought to another.

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

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MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?

Your Training Edge

For too long, corporate training has focused on teaching, rather than on learning. Over the past few years, there has also been a huge amount of new research into the brain basis of learning, which has lead to a host of new and more effective teaching strategies. Here, we’ll look at some of the research behind brain-based learning and discuss how technology-enabled learning, like massive open online courses (MOOCs), fits with this research. Brains like novelty.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques

Your Training Edge

Multisensory learning is a method of receiving information that is effective for all students because the information coming in is connected to other senses in the body. Currently, most teaching techniques just engage either the vision or auditory system of students- the use of the slideshow & lecture combo is becoming widespread. Multisensory teaching techniques express information that can be received by multiple senses. Tools for multisensory teaching.

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How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)


Then you have to stop depending on your physical location and start teaching music online. Here’s what we’re covering: How teaching music online works. 2 How to Teach Music Online: 6 Steps. 3 What Music Lessons Can You Teach Online? 5 Teach Music Online With LearnWorlds.

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Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box


Historical Methods of Studying the Brain. The realization that the brain is key to understanding human behavior led to practices that might seem horrifying today, like drilling holes into the skull to treat depression, or “reading” the bumps on the head to understand the inner workings of the mind. We’re always just making our best guess about how our brains work. The brain is so complex we can’t possibly understand it, so why bother?

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Chunking learning method: what is it & research


How the information that allows you to do these things is built up in your brain, until it becomes a skill you no longer have to think about? Your working memory helps the brain organise and mould this information. What is the chunking method? Parlez vous français ?

Watershed’s BALDDIE Method for Instructional Design


Just as we created Watershed’s 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation based on our favorite parts of other popular learning measurement models, BALDDIE brings together elements of the methods we’ve covered in the last few posts.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter from “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 1: “ Learning: From Speculation to Science ,” from How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School , by Bransford, Brown, and Cocking. The current methods we use to deliver learning have been shaped by research within the field of education, as well as related fields. In the past, there was less focus on the teaching of critical thinking skills, as well as the abilities to express concepts persuasively, and solve problems requiring complex thought.

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


The main goal of any teaching intervention remains the same as it has always been: to drive behavior. ELM provides valuable insights into the workings of the human brain when faced with a message. The post The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design appeared first on MATRIX Blog. The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant.

How to make brain-friendly learning that sticks (Expert interview)


What does it take to make brain-friendly learning? Stella offers six key ways you can work with the brain to help make learning stick, all wrapped up in the useful (and brain friendly) acronym: LEARNS. Learning design: meet brain science. Learning Psychologist Stella Collins knows a thing or two about making brain-friendly learning. In the past, a lot of people have had theories and models about how to teach. It’s basic brain science.

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.

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The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially, the idea is to upend the traditional teaching model of classroom lecture followed by personal practice at home. Given how difficult it can be to keep attendees engaged during a webinar, this strikes me as an excellent method of keeping focus and entertainment – and thus value – high. One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.”

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Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Although effective for technical knowledge, how effective is microlearning when it comes to teaching soft skills? The strength of the microlearning platform lies with its method: taking big-picture theories and subjects, then breaking them into bite-sized chunks for ease of comprehension.

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Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Although effective for technical knowledge, how effective is microlearning when it comes to teaching soft skills? The strength of the microlearning platform lies with its method: taking big-picture theories and subjects, then breaking them into bite-sized chunks for ease of comprehension.

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How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Teaching Difficulties. Whether in synchronous or asynchronous teaching, there are undoubtedly a number of problems that may need to be addressed. Teaching difficulties. Synchronous teaching: Initiating Discussions. Synchronous learning: teaching material.

Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

“Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. But can neuroscience really help to improve teaching? Hauke Heekeren, Professor of Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Emotions at the Freie Universität Berlin and Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, gave a brief summary of the function of the brain and the basic methods of neuroimaging. Brain Rules.

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Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever


I had a half-baked plan spinning in my brain that involved breaking Kathy out of the hospital in the middle of the night, but luckily, sanity prevailed and we avoided our first obstacle.). I hope an army of teachers re-committed to teaching the scientific method and found renewed hope in their mission. On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon raced across the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina at an average speed of over 2,000 miles per hour.

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5 Teaching techniques that annoy adult learners


More often than not, e-learning instructors spend a lot of time on perfecting their courses but forget how to actually teach. And that’s why they shouldn’t be surprised if their learners find their teaching style outdated, not engaging and sometimes downright annoying. Make sure to follow these 5 teaching techniques if you want to annoy your adult learners: 1. People learn differently and most adult learners already know what method of learning works best for them.

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A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching. The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. B: Brain’s Time Clock. S: Social Brain.

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Evidence-Based Training Methods and Spaced Learning (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

For those of you keeping track at home, you may know that in an earlier article, Dr. Thalheimer gave us some best practices for writing level 1 “smile sheets,” and we’ll continue the focus on evidence-based training methods in this interview with the good doctor. It looks like the brain is compiling information as we sleep.

COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”


Teaching is like dancing. Whatever the case, teaching is both exhilarating and frightening. Even on the best of days, there’s always one thing that tickles your brain because you know you could have done something better. Photo courtesy of Arts Corps.

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Find the Best Educational Technology Tools for Your Teaching Style


Old-school educators may despise educational technology because they are used to conventional teaching methods, but teachers who have tried using modern tools cannot deny that they enable them to connect with their students better than ever. As a teacher who’s in pace with the contemporary teaching methods, you have to prepare presentations, articles, and learning resources on a daily basis. Start improving your teaching methods today!

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How Gamers Learn: The Game Player’s Brain

Growth Engineering

When moving from a traditional eLearning model to a gamified one, you’ll find that there’s a whole world of learning methods that you’d never even considered before. Although traditional eLearning can serve as the foundation of a robust formal learning programme, it’s very limited in the peripheral lessons it can teach. When online learning first became a reality, detractors feared that this method of delivery wouldn’t have the ‘human touch’ of a classroom setting.

Can Microlearning Help Teach Your Employees New Skills?


The beauty of taking a microlearning approach means you’re breaking the material into chunks that can be learned at a pace that makes sense to teach individually. Instead of simply memorizing information on a short-term basis, layering and connecting it to existing knowledge actually helps the brain convert that data to its long-term memory. But for skills-based learning, microlearning works as a precursor to more traditional methods.

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The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior

Vignettes Learning

Are Our Brains Hardwired for Storytelling? As a nationally recognized expert on story structure, Haven believes that our brains are hardwired for storytelling and that we're not just Home sapiens , we are Homo narratives. Kendal Haven on YOUR BRAIN ON STORIES: WHY YOU ARE HARDWIRED TO THINK AND LEARN THROUGH STORYTELLING People are willing to pay to be engaged. What Happens in the Brain During Storytelling Session?

Teaching Meditation to Employees Could Have Big Benefits

CLO Magazine

While Koulajian practices different forms of meditation, he found the TM method was the best suited for the workplace, as it’s portable and easy to practice alone. Further, Orsatti said scientists have found that during the TM practice, the body gains a level of rest that’s more than twice as deep as “deep sleep,” and at the same time the brain experiences a “restful alertness with coherent brain wave activity.”.

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“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. Considering the limitations of the brain’s working memory to handle a certain quantity of information, elearning developers should seriously reflect on their implementation strategies. A serious side effect is “ brain freeze.” In her study, volunteers’ brain activities were measured with an fMRI.

What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning

CLO Magazine

The deployment of the knowhow is an interesting case study in learning vs teaching. The important elements for the discussion here are how the waterfall method addresses complex development projects. The essence of the method involves detailed planning at the outset with extensive effort placed on the deliverables at completion. In the world of left brained, logical software development the methodology is most often referred to as a planning tool.

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The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve


Doesn’t being exposed to a new fact or a new method automatically embed it in our memory, where we can retrieve it later at will? As it turns out, the answer is a decisive “no,” because that’s not how human brains are wired. After all, there’s only so much available space in our mental hard drives, so our brains are optimized to quickly recall what repetition and habit have proven to be “important” while everything else that seems less essential gets pushed aside.

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Join the LearningToGo Six Question Challenge and Win a Free Book!


This author, speaker, thought leader and Brain Matters keynote speaker recently wrote an article for Talent Management magazine called “6 Engaging Questions to Ask.” In these studies, participants were actually teaching their own brains to become more engaged with their work. By asking these questions every day, participants set a target for the brain. Once targeted, the brain becomes a powerful guided missile.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


The hippocampus is a remarkable structure within the Limbic system , sometimes called the “midbrain,” referring to our understanding that it evolved in early mammals as a means of separating mammalian species from more primitive species with “reptilian” brains. All learning is emotional ; we attach some emotion to everything that passes from short to longer term memory in our brains. How London Cabbies Change Their Brains. Travel Wakes Up Your Lazy Brain.

Flipped learning for talent development: Lessons from the college classroom

CLO Magazine

I have used teaching innovations that I discovered in my 20-plus years as a college instructor that have helped make me stronger as a learning and development professional. Teaching is just talking, right? I began adjunct teaching at the University of Louisville in the fall of 2020.

How Digital Content Can Make Classrooms Culturally Responsive


Education Technology now provides the tools needed for culturally responsive teaching. Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Teaching Students to Navigate Adulthood in a Diverse Society. What can Culturally Responsive Teaching Achieve? So, how can teachers adopt CRT methods?

20 free teacher tools

Ed App

However, even then, the radiant future of the EdTech revolution was upon us; within a few years, teaching an entire lesson without drawing on at least one tech tool was near inconceivable. Padlet , effectively a digital pinboard, was another game-changer in my teaching.

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Anyway, I typically keep a list of resources when I teach the ATD (ASTD) Advanced Instructional Design for Elearning Certificate, and I keep thinking that I should put the list somewhere. Dan Meyer on Math, Being Less Helpful, and how to teach problem solving. Art Kohn’s 2+2+2 method in Learning Solutions Magazine. Science Daily’s Mind & Brain feed. John Medina’s Brain Rules. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work.

Skill-Based vs Knowledge-Based Online Training


Below you will find details about what knowledge-based and skill-based learning are and how to apply those methods in your training for more efficient results. Knowledge-Based Learning Method. As it is evident by its name, the knowledge-based learning method is based on the knowledge the learner already has and aims to build upon it. By exercising this method, consistent feedback is given to help the person see where they have made a mistake and where they are correct.

5 Learning Myths, Debunked


They’re subject matter experts , but they don’t necessarily know a lot about effective teaching methods. You’re either “right-brained” or “left-brained.”. It’s time to retire the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

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Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

TechSmith Camtasia

While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. Traditionally, comparative studies are used to validate the effectiveness of one method over another and the most likely scenario of the research currently underway will be a series of articles focusing on outcomes in the traditional classroom versus outcomes in the flipped classroom. 12 Brain Rules. Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D.

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