The Science of Learning - What Every Teacher Should Know

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be tau...
Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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This education course will show you, through current research, how we learn — the way our brain makes, stores, and retrieves memories.

You will examine common misconceptions and misunderstandings about learning that can prevent students from learning at their fullest capacity. Along the way you will explore the practical implications of cognitive science for classroom teaching in terms of choosing effective instructional strategies, developing useful assessments, motivating student effort, and designing learner-centered curricular units.

This course is aimed to enhance the practice of K-12 teachers.

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
I really enjoyed this course. The videos really make it feel that one is in the class watching a lecture. The data is very relevant as well.
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Joshua Canzona

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
This is an excellent course for educators at every level and independent students interested in improving and better understanding their own learning. The materials in this course are clear, coherent, and practical. Through the lens of cognitive science, I am now able to reflect on my teaching practice in a new way. I fully intend to revisit the lectures in the future and the course has led me to engage additional readings and research on the subject.
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Joshua Moore

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
This was the first EdX course I decided to take and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been a college chemistry professor for 13 years and even though much of the content was geared to K-12 educators, I still found all of the material very enlightening. The concepts I learned will definitely influence and impact my future teaching practice. In the eyes of a university, a PhD is sufficient to teach college courses, however the longer I teach, the more I realized that a PhD alone is not sufficient to be a great teacher and the concepts I learned in this course will provide me a solid foundation to further build my training in the field and science of education.
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