Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen
A report which the US National Council on Teacher Quality published in January 2016 is incredibly important for the teaching profession. It’s entitled Learning About Learning:What Every New Teacher Needs to Know. It’s accompanied by a prominent ‘Letter of support’ in its preface from seven of the field’s most notable educational/cognitive psychologists, such as Rich Mayer (Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning), John Dunlosky (Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques), and Hal Pashler (Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning).
Three researchers, Laura Pomerance, Julie Greenberg, and Kate Walsh analysed 48 textbooks – approximately 14,000 pages – that are used in a representative group of 219 American teaching preparation programs. The researchers looked for information and explanations on evidence-based (or rather, evidence-informed if you ask us) strategies that every new teacher should know and be…
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