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Learning articles

Here are some of the articles about learning that have caught my eye in the last couple of weeks:

Learning theory & design

Learning Styles: The Cognitive Side of Content by Johnny Holland

Infants Learn To Transfer Knowledge By 16 Months, OSU Study Finds

Don’t show, don’t tell? The trade off between direct instruction and independent exploration. From MIT

Practising a little can make lasting impact on brain according to study from McMaster Uni.

4 Things I Can’t Stand About eLearning from w/ via @mylesrun

The BBC Learning Design Toolkit

Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology from @euan

Game-based learning

Celebrity Calamity! – a game about financial literacy via @mcdanger

Video Games Help Learning Difficulties – PC Advisor

Online Games & Interest-Driven Learning are Transformative for Today’s Young Learners by @constances

Video Games and Learning « Sam Pabón’s Ed-Tech Zone

Three Qualities That Make Video Games Better Teachers Than Teachers from EdReach

The British secretary for education Michael Gove and video games as a tool for learning


Teaching Workshops Fail to Spur Learner-centered Teaching according to study by MSU

Building a better maths teacher through learning more than they need. From University of Calgary

MIT developed tool to help teachers share best practice.

Education policy

Speech from Michael Gove to Royal Society

Informal daycare may harm kids’ cognitive development, Chicago Uni study finds (pdf)

Supportive home learning experiences in the early years boost low-income children’s readiness for school. From NYU.

Childbearing May Hinder Higher Education For Women according to The Earth Institute, Columbia University

STEM teaching should be as prominent as Maths and literacy according to National Academies report

National Science Foundation (NSF) report offers Roadmap for Success in K-12 STEM Education.

Special needs students and their teachers are the victims of a “muddled” approach to schooling, says Leicester Uni

Lessons from @chrisbrogan

BBC Online Industry Briefing: Knowledge and Learning Product