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Content related to pedagogy and education. Here you will find posts about pedagogy to answer any questions you have as a parent or educator.

Nov25

Cognitive Load Theory and Multimedia Learning

Cognitive Load Theory and Multimedia Learning

Let’s continue with our posts about Craig Barton’s fantastic book focused on evidence-based learning in mathematics. Today I will talk to you about the fourth chapter, which focuses on cognitive load and multimedia learning. This chapter addresses how the cognitive load is fundamentally affected by different agents involved in the teaching-learning process. Cognitive Load Theory […]

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Sep19

How to Help Our Children with Their Homework

How to Help Our Children with Their Homework

  We live at 200 miles per hour. Between children, work, home life, cooking meals, a social life, and then the activities, plans, and tasks that fill up our agendas, we are surviving day to day. But when the dust settles and we get home, we are faced with homework! How can I help my […]

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Aug26

The Relationship Between Thinking and Learning

The Relationship Between Thinking and Learning

As we said in a previous post, we are going to analyze different chapters from Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, about evidence-based education. Today we will speak about the first chapter which focuses on how students think and learn. A simple model for thinking and learning Barton considers it important to […]

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Jul05

When Should Your Child Get Their First Cell Phone?

When Should Your Child Get Their First Cell Phone?

In the last 20 years, the world has made giant steps and the ”Digital Age” has arrived. We are immersed in a technological world whether we like it or not, which is why being overprotective with our children and new advances (cell phones, internet, tablet…) can be counterproductive. It is best to educate them on […]

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Jun17

Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton

Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton

Evidence-based education Do you suppose these beliefs are based on research results? Do you think they have some scientific foundation? The best lessons have little teacher-talk and lots of student-talk. Where possible, students should ‘discover’ things for themselves. We can teach problem-solving. Effective differentiation means giving students different work to do. The maths we teach […]

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Jun12

Should I Reward My Children for Their Grades?

Should I Reward My Children for Their Grades?

  And just like that, summer is coming to put an end to another school year. Nine months of getting up early, learning, exams, grades, friendship, and laughter. But there is a question in the back of every parent’s mind… Should I give my child a gift for their grades? Remember that our children are […]

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Jun07

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

  When Liverpool won the Champions League in Madrid, the fans were not interested in mathematics. Well, maybe a little, the only numbers they needed were the 2-0 victory over Tottenham. They were overcome with such joy that they had forgotten about the funds they needed to have, for flights and hotels, in order to […]

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May27

Singapore: Classroom Assessment

Singapore: Classroom Assessment

Paper Evaluation In Singapore, as illustrated in the diagram below, the classroom assessment is an integral part of the interactive teaching and learning process. It is an ongoing process through which teachers collect information about their student’s learning to inform and support teaching. An important resource of assessment is feedback, which should be timely and […]

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May24

Repetition Learning, Good Habits and Smartick

Repetition Learning, Good Habits and Smartick

It is no question that repetition is a fundamental of learning. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”. Repetition learning in education can be traced as far back to ancient Egypt 4,400 B.C., with similar accounts from ancient China and Greece. Aristotle himself remarked that “It is frequent repetition that produces a natural tendency. The […]

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May09

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and woman who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget Within a sociocultural and constructivist framework, Vygotsky coined the term “Zone of Proximal Development” to explain the relationship between development and learning referencing “the distance […]

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