Ever wondered what actually works – what is best for student learning?

Science of Learning

A group of American independent school heads, ably supported by Daniel Willingham and Paul Bruno, have summarised pretty much everything a busy teacher ought to know about how children learn, remember, solve problems, transfer to new contexts. It also covers motivation and quickly torpedos the most common misconceptions with laudable brevity:

The report also includes an immensely useful bibliography, which would be an excellent jumping off point for anyone wishing to get to grips with understanding the science of learning.

Do please read and share as widely as possible; this document ought to be distributed to every teacher in the UK (Original post by The Learning Spy).


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