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Day 3: The teacher. What evidence-based strategies can teachers integrate into their educational practice to enhance student learning?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   One of my daughter’s perennial-favourite books ‘You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum’ is composed of PICTURES ONLY…..NO WORDS! So instead of reading words, the ‘reader’ is required to use the images […]

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Day 2: The educational environment. How do we create an environment that is conducive to learning?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ (1632) visually demonstrates 3 important considerations when designing your educational environment to ensure it is conducive to student learning. 1. It matters how your learning environment […]

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Day 1: Let’s bust some myths about learning. What is learning? What myths do we need to bust before we begin exploring effective learning strategies?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   How much do you know about the science behind the learning theories and paradigms you apply in the classroom? Let’s look at some common teaching beliefs and where they come from.   Let’s unpack […]

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The Science of Learning

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What do we know about how students learn? How does this inform the ways in which we educate students in the 21st Century? The science of learning is the scientific study of how people learn. What we currently understand about the science of learning comes from bringing together research from […]