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Learning theory describes how students receive, process, and retain knowledge during learning. Cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences, as well as prior experience, all play a part in how understanding, or a world view, is acquired or changed and knowledge and skills retained.

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Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results - Atomic Habits by James Clear


11 minutes

In this episode of Book Club we're talking about Atomic Habits by James Clear. We look at the power of 1% change, the importance of adopting better systems rather than setting goals, the need to focus on identity rather than outcomes and, ultimately, how to build better habits through the 4 laws of behavioural change. Enjoy!

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9 minutes

Animated core message from Jame Clear's book 'Atomic Habits.'

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14 minutes

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want.

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1 hour

If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart by Marty Lobdell. Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell's career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and he wants students to succeed. After watching students cram for eight hours or more for a test without any improvement, Lobdell has developed a studying technique that helps the brain retain the information that you are studying in this video "Study Less, Study Smart".


18 minutes

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn",


9 minutes

How mastery learning and personalization address challenges that surface with traditional non-mastery learning.


15 minutes

When 50,000 of Mark Rober's 3 million YouTube subscribers participated in a basic coding challenge, the data all pointed to what Rober has dubbed the Super Mario Effect. The YouTube star and former NASA engineer describes how this data-backed mindset for life gamification has stuck with him along his journey, and how it impacts the ways he helps (or tricks) his viewers into learning science, engineering, and design.


6 minutes

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we're more likely to make a plan for organizing a social gathering than we are for passing tests? Learning is an active process, and honing a skill called "metacognition" can help you create the best possible opportunity to become a successful student.


5 minutes

Dr. Julia Sperling, a McKinsey Partner and neuroscientist debunks 'neuromyths' that have found their way into how we think about learning and leadership development.


8 minutes

Animated core message from P. Brown, M.McDaniel & H.Roediger III's book 'Make It Stick'.


18 minutes

Almost twenty years of experiments with children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: Groups of children with access to the Internet can learn anything by themselves. The mechanism of this kind of learning seems similar to the appearance of spontaneous order, or ‘emergent phenomena’ in chaotic systems.

20 minutes

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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    HILT hosted Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, for a presentation and discussion about forgetting and memory in learning. The presentation took place in William James Hall, October 11, 2013. For more information about the HILT Scholar to Practitioner Speaker series, please visit

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    Our memories are our lives, and a fundamental basis of our culture. Collective memoirs of the past both bind society together and shape our potential future. With our brains we can travel through time and space, calling to mind places of significance, evoking images and emotions of past experiences. It's no wonder, then, that we so desperately fear the prospect of memory loss. Many regions of the brain are involved in memory, but one of the most critical components is the hippocampus, which plays a crucial role in the formation of long-term memories. Damage to the hippocampus can therefore result in significant memory loss. In this Friday Evening Discourse, Eleanor Maguire draws on evidence from virtual reality, brain imaging and studies of amnesia to show that the consequences of hippocampal damage are even more far-reaching than suspected, robbing us of our past, our imagination and altering our perception of the world. Maguire also explains how, despite our beliefs, our memories are not actually as accurate as you might think. In fact, they're not really even about the past.


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