The Science of Learning – What Every Teacher Should Know

Offered by: Teachers College – Columbia University and edX

Course Language: English

Course Level 2: Intermediate

Estimated Study Time: 8-10 hours

What you’ll learn

How the brain encodes memories, stores them, and retrieves them for later use

Why working memory is so important for learning and ways to prevent it from getting overloaded

Strategies for making memories that “stick” and can be readily recalled when needed

Misconceptions that many students have about learning and ways to correct them

How student mindsets and beliefs about learning can help or hinder their academic success

How to help students become independent and self-regulated learners so they can lead their own learning

Teaching strategies and assessment techniques that maximize student learning

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