The Learning Research Digest, vol. 4
👋 Hello, Learning Science Friends & happy new year!
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Learning Science Digest- it’s so great to have you here.
Hot off the academic research press this month…
📚 A study of the positive impact of active and collaborative pedagogies on large scale online classes in higher education.
📚 How an online learning experience delivered better & more accelerated skills development than in-person classes.
📚 A study which found a positive correlation between peer and active learning and learner motivation and persistence.
👀 Phil’s Observation: we’re seeing an interesting increase in research which measures the value and impact of Constructivist approaches to learning design, which prioritise learning in the process of exploration and dialogue, rather than learning from passively consuming lectures, books etc. More on this below!
From the archive…
📚 What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy - this month, I’ve summarised Prof. Jim Gee’s masterclass in how to optimise your learning experience for motivation and skills development using gaming principles.
💬 The selected reader question this month is: What does learning science research tell us about how to teach foundational knowledge in a way that’s engaging and effective [not a lecture + quiz]?
Let’s Go! 🤓