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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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Best Articles, Article Series, Research Papers in Learning Theory

Working Memory: A Complete Guide to How Your Brain Processes Information, Thinks and Learns


45 minutes

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10 minutes

Simon Oxenham shares the results of a study that tested the effectiveness of 10 learning techniques.


4 minutes

"Our brains employ two modes of thinking to tackle any large task: focused and diffuse. Both are equally valuable but serve very different purposes. To do your best work, you need to master both."

    1 hour

    The authors discuss the relative merits of 10 learning techniques. Published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 4–58

    25 minutes

    In this critical review of the literature, the authors conclude that there has been little empirical scientific research to support or negate the learning styles theory.

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