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How People Learn

What's Science Got to Do With Teaching and Learning?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

For decades, cognitive scientists slowly accrued a solid understanding of how people learn but never bothered to tell teachers and students what they had found. It is as if, says author Benedict Carey, "doctors had discovered a cure for diabetes and spent 50 years characterizing its molecular structure before giving it to a patient." He is attempting to rectify that.

My Child Is Not Interested in Learning: What Can I Do?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Mastery also demands persistence. Teachers face this problem all the time with a classroom full of learners of varying interests and abilities. But teachers get formal training that equips them to deal with this problem.

9 Easy Ways To Learn Something New

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

"When we explore the new," writes Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of Curious?, "we can become more ... comfortable dealing with tension and anxiety, and...