Strategies for Effective Learning: Videos for Teachers and Students

Teachers can show these study strategy videos in class, or have students watch them outside of class.

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With our Learning Scientists project, Dr. Megan Smith, Dr. Cindy Wooldridge and I are attempting to bring the science of learning to teachers and students around the world. Our efforts are currently centered around providing information on six particularly effective study strategies, which are unfortunately neglected in traditional teacher-training textbooks and courses (according to this report).

Last week, Dr. Megan Smith wrote about our posters on each of the 6 strategies, which are now being translated into multiple languages. Today, I'm writing about a new resource we are creating: brief videos that describe each study strategy.

We have started with the first two strategies - which are also the most reliable: spaced practice, and retrieval practice (click on each term to see the accompanying blog post).

We hope you enjoy these videos - but most importantly, we hope you'll share them with your students!

Yana Weinstein

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Yana Weinstein is an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She received her PhD in Psychology from University College London and had 4 years of postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis. The broad goal of her research is to help students make the most of their academic experience. Yana's research interests lie in improving the accuracy of memory performance and the judgments students make about their cognitive functions. Yana tries to pose questions that have direct applied relevance, such as: How can we help students choose optimal study strategies? Why are test scores sometimes so surprising to students? And how does retrieval practice help students learn?


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over 5 years ago
These look like they are fantastic resources Yana! Thanks for posting in this Channel. :)