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How to learn like a child and become a genius

By darinlhammond, published on Jul 9, 2013

Julie hovers over a puzzle that requires solving word problems in order to piece together a word collage that is beautiful. As a student at East Side Elementary in Middleton, California, she is used to playing games with language and numbers. Some of the games seem more like work, as they are challenging to complete.

What helps the most is that Julie is able to collaborate with her peers to work out the problems, and she has found that her friends know quite a bit. More importantly, she recognizes that she has much to contribute. Julie is competent and has a strong self-esteem.

In... (more)

Tags: education, neuroscience, learning, brain, cognitive science, adult education

How to Use Cognitive Science to Crush Writer's Block

By darinlhammond, published on Jan 30, 2013

...a disconnect between ideas in the executive, creative brain regions and the linguistic regions that physically communicate in writing.

Cognitive Flow

"People have writer's block not because they can't write, but because they despair of writing eloquently."Anna Quindlen

While cognitive science research is limited in the area of writer's block, information can be extracted from studies that are related. Leslie What in "Writer's Block: Is It All in Your Head?" effectively overviews some significant findings.Cognitive scientists agree that writing involves some of the highest... (more)

Tags: psychology, writer's block, writing tips, cognitive science, best writing

Are Teachers Mistaken about the Minds of Students?

By darinlhammond, published on Dec 3, 2012

...and preconceptions about what Heather knows, how she learns, and why she is here. I believe I know her neural networks and pathways involved in literature and writing. Am I right? Of course not. However as a literature and writing teacher in higher education, I have studied both cognitive science and education learning theory, but unlike many instructors, I am most grounded in the science. And, I am engaged by the recent discussion starting with the controversial article by Dekker et al., "Neuromyths in education: Prevalence and predictors of misconceptions among... (more)

Tags: education, learning, teachers education, educational theories, cognitive science

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