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Teaching with Learning in Mind

A series of notes and presentations from efrat-furst exploring the neuroscientific basis of learning:

Explore the science of learning, with explanations, illustrated models and concrete examples, references to scientific Literature notes, popular literature and blogs, site

learning-in-the-brain - the relationship between working-memory and long-term-memory, the importance of first making-meaning to create connections to existing knowledge, followed by effective retrieval-practice to reinforce access pathways for effective use of the learning. page

Presents a practical model of how memory works, separated into working-memory (processing) and long-term-memory (storage).

Emphasis on the effective use of working-memory processing for making-meaning and creating memories in long-term-memory.

The importance of Retrieval Practice to reinforce not just a piece of knowledge, but the neurological pathway used to retrieve that knowledge. A typical practical example might be

“The Testing Effect” – an established series of findings from cognitive psychology that shows enhancement of long-term memory performance after practicing by using retrieval as compared to rote rehearsal. page