DailyDirt: Better Learning Techniques (Maybe)

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More education can be the uncontroversial answer to a lot of problems. But better education tends to bring up questions about what makes one educational approach better than another, and how "better" is measured or defined -- and if the methods of measuring education can be trusted at all. The solutions for creating better teaching/learning techniques aren't always effective, but as we learn more about our brains, maybe we'll figure out how to manipulate our grey matter with more precision. Here are just a few links on how we might improve the way we inject knowledge into our heads. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: education, hawthorne effect, learning, mozart effect, tdcs, teaching, training, transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial random noise stimulation, trns


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    Stephen Pate, 14 Nov 2013 @ 3:12am

    Brain Train

    Rats all those myths debunked. I do like Mozart in the morning for complex tasks versus rock and roll or jazz. They forgot to debunk that repetition builds retention.

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