The Science Behind Learning Series

Dec 22, 2010

The Science Behind Learning: Cognitive Tips and How Tos for Corporate Training (Part 6)

Tip #6: Provide many examples and practice exercises in which the same underlying concept is at work. Cognitive Psychology: Provide examples to facilitate transfer and meaningful deliberate practice to promote understanding and increase memory performance. Why (Justification): Bransford et al. (2000) recommend that teachers provide “many examples in which the same concept is at work”. (p. 20) In a study by Gick and Holyoak (1980), they presented subjects with a story of a general who breaks up his army into several smaller groups to take different roads to avoid setting off mines. They still all arrived at the same time and were able to take over the capital. Then subjects were...

Tip #6: Provide many examples and practice exercises in which the same underlying concept is at work. Cognitive Psychology: Provide examples to...

Feb 16, 2010

The Science Behind Learning: Cognitive Tips and How Tos for Corporate Training (Part 4)

Tip #4: Find out what your learners know, or think they know. Cognitive Psychology: Draw out pre-existing conceptions and, more importantly pre-existing...

Tip #4: Find out what your learners know, or think they know. Cognitive Psychology: Draw out pre-existing conceptions and, more importantly pre-existing...

Feb 11, 2010

The Science Behind Learning: Cognitive Tips and How Tos for Corporate Training (Part 3)

Tip #3: Present main points first (the ones you wrote in Tip #2), followed by details, wrapped up by summaries of main...

Tip #3: Present main points first (the ones you wrote in Tip #2), followed by details, wrapped up by summaries of main...

Jan 28, 2010

The Science Behind Learning: Cognitive Tips and How Tos for Corporate Training

Tip #1: Highlight the underlying core concepts. Explain what each concept is and why it is important (the meaning behind it). Cognitive...

Tip #1: Highlight the underlying core concepts. Explain what each concept is and why it is important (the meaning behind it). Cognitive...

Jan 21, 2010

The Science Behind Learning: Cognitive Tips and How Tos for Corporate Training (Part 2)

Tip #2: Use the conceptual framework (you created in tip #1) to organize course material into hierarchical groups, subgroups and chunks of...

Tip #2: Use the conceptual framework (you created in tip #1) to organize course material into hierarchical groups, subgroups and chunks of...