In the late 1870s there was no such thing as a cognitive psychologist but a philosopher named Hermann Ebbinghaus was about to do some groundbreaking work in cognitive psychology and a few years later publish a book, Memory, that to our knowledge has never been out of print.
For those of you who do not live in California, imagine that you move there. You want the climate, the outdoors, the food and restaurants, the colleges and universities and finally the entertainment, from sports to theater. You get there and enjoy all of it
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Can students learn deeply without learning surface knowledge?
Suppose you are having a parent-teacher conference, it’s the end of the first six weeks, and the parent says, “Has my child learned much in your class? How do you respond?
Often a common set of principles, rules, or understandings will lead to a diverse and unexpected set of results. Learning is a good example and watching a group of artists develop illustrates how it works.
Creating a mental model for a student in advance can have a substantial impact on learning. Models based on prior learning or visualization seem to matter.