Posts Tagged “Research”

Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

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Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

The Latest Cark Weiman study Summary: “Science” just published (May 13, 2011) a fascinating article:  Improved Learning in a Large Enrollment Physics Class, Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, and Carl Wieman Carl is a Physics Noble prize winner, now working in science education.  The article is on an experiment they did in physics education. They waited…

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Adaptive Expertise

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Adaptive Expertise

Another superb reference through the PHYSLNR list: adaptive expertise.  There are two kinds of expert: the efficient speedy guy, like an abacus master or a rubriks cube solver.  But there is another kind, the innovator. The ideas is to aim for learning to product adaptive experts – and which trajectory works best? Daniel Swartz suggests…

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What makes a good teacher?

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What makes a good teacher?

A fraught question indeed!! This list from the ROTP project, used in teaching/teacher evaluation: “The Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) was developed as an observation instrument to provide a standardized means for detecting the degree to which K-20 classroom instruction in mathematics or science is reformed per the national science and mathematics standards.” The instructional…

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April in Christchurch

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April in Christchurch

I’m back on the blogging wagon.  For now.  I’ve been playing a bit over on Facebook.  Keeping up with Jeffery Keefer (Who has been working on research proposals and buying a portable bike), Sean Callaghan (writing a fascinating article on story telling, I just wish the powers that be would get this) – plus a…

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