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Wednesday Wisdom: Learning through Elaboration (part 4 in education series)

This is part 4 in our 6 part education series and covers learning through elaboration. What is learning through elaboration? Elaboration strategies make connections between different ideas, thus, helping students¬†understand how seemingly disparate pieces of information are connected.1-3 There are a variety of strategies that can be used: mnemonics, rewriting, note-taking, comparisons, and self-questioning.4 How […]

April 12, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom: Enhancing Learning Using Concrete Examples (part 3 in education series)

This is part 3 in our 6 part education series and covers enhancing learning using concrete examples. What is it learning using concrete examples? As novices, students often gain a false sense of confidence in their abilities to memorize new material. Using concrete, relevant, real life examples can help students understand abstract ideas and extend […]

April 5, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom