Discoveries in Education that Will Change Your Understanding of Learning Processes


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Date: April 28, 2023

42 thoughts on “Discoveries in Education that Will Change Your Understanding of Learning Processes

  1. I don't think Vark will ever die off because it is misunderstood. People do learn better based off of these ideas but not because it is easier but because they have more interest. Some people like to read, some people like to do, some people like to watch. People learn better when they are interested and that is how this works. This is why some schools are using minecraft to teach younger kids because minecraft is EXCITING, and they pay attention to everything.

    Vark isn't a way of learning it is a way of interest.

  2. When I was in the second grade we were made to tutor students a year or two younger than us. I think that's better than having students in the same class tutor each other.

    It doesn't divide the class into smart ones and 'ones that need help,' nothing would be more frustrating than being tutored by a kid you don't like and the teacher basically saying they're smarter than you and you need to listen to them.

    Tutoring underclassmen is definitely a slick way to get kids to care too. Somehow I got placed with a girl who must have been particularly bright. She was reading at my level or better. It was a bit of a wake up call. If I remember correctly I made sure to avoid letting it be too obvious that there was nothing I could teach her and instead just praised her for doing so well.

    I think the psychological manipulation was way more effective than the actual knowledge learned.

  3. I was thinking about kids reaction to summer and snow days and I realized… School is basically torture. We structured society to force children to be tortured 5 days a week every month but summer.

  4. I never liked working in groups, whether in high school or college, because there was always at least one person who didn’t do jack and often times I ended up having to do the work of two or three people. The slackers would get the same A or B I earned.

  5. Homeschoolers have been using the “older child teaches the younger child” method for over 30 years. For exactly the reason stated… it benefits both children.

  6. It says something that many of has been checking back and then watching when new video was actually up – I don't know what it says, but something for sure….

  7. It probably already exists but learning styles should be redefined to rote practice, critical thinking, and peer tutoring. In one you ingraine the knowledge through repetition and the other encourages exploring a subject by understanding. Peer tutoring is much more review heavy and forces you to problem solve in order to more explicitly convey the lesson.

    I can only think of the above three which can be further boiled down to: practice, analyze, and revise.

  8. I went into kindergarten already knowing how to read, since my parents read to me multiple times a day and encouraged me to read on my own. I was surprised that most of my classmates couldn’t read. Even by 6th grade, I was reading at a much higher level. Maths is where I fell down (learning disability). I’ve tried so many different ways to learn how, but it somehow gets all jumbled up and is very frustrating.
    I was a peer tutor in high school (French) and college (English). I completely agree that peer tutoring works better. You can find ways of explaining the subject in ways that your peer can easily understand. A classmate attempted to tutor me in economics, but with my learning disability.. well, he did his best, but we both agreed that if I had questions I could always ask him after class. I did pass, thank goodness!
    My mom’s a retired teacher and would probably disagree that VARK doesn’t really work, but I agree wholeheartedly!
    Excellent video!!

  9. Imagine the Philadelphia school district where NONE of the students are proficient in reading, math or sciences.
    Now imagine a liberal, gun free, pro-biden paradise…yep the same place.

  10. A customer was playing chess with a 5ish year old (1.5 meters and 1 meter in height, respectively, for our friends across the pond) and neither of them knew what they were doing. I'm sure not good at the game but I know the rules. The shorter one was making it up as she went (and obviously 'won'), the taller one was like "is that a move?" "Nope" They did creatively think about moves, though not legal in the game by any sense, but it was interesting to see the thought processes involved. The taller one proceeded to kick another tall person's ass. He had never played before. The glimpses of the game I saw (while still working) were… ugly. C'est la vie, c'est la merde.

  11. I do remember that cursive was a MASSIVE waste of time. I remember submitting reports in cursive, good and accurate ones, only to get them back with "Sloppy" and "Redo" with sloppy cursive teacher notes. Good thing I acquired a computer and printer at the time as the put an end to that crap.

  12. Personally, I think that poll about matching to a childs learning style is too vague. The best teachers I ever had were ones that had the way they taught the class as a standard, but would find ways to explain it 4 or 5 different ways if students had questions. Which is what I've always thought was catering to students' learning styles.

  13. Cool, I've thought those individual learning styles were B.S since I did one at high school. We only had 3 types, kinesthetic, visual and aural.
    Out of 20 questions, I ended up getting 7's in 2 types and 6 in one. I argued that I was well rounded, which was definitely not true 😅

  14. I like learning.
    And I remember the theory that concentrations is indeed limited by time, not just the stereotypical ADHD jumpiness, but that at some point your mind is just "full". Pressing more data in doesn't work, but making the movement into the brain more effective. Like by including more senses into learning with things like chewing gum to connect the sense of taste.

  15. While on the subject of learning how to learn. I find that this channel has amazing content that often flies over my head due to natural disadvantage with auditory learning /attention causing me to need a rewind . As a visual learner, I have an attention span comparable to a small swarm of gnats when it comes to any lecture style delivery that doesn’t not feature many visual aids.

  16. First mandatory online class (or rather set of slides & test) in uni was about debunking learning styles. While I agree, the class was clearly made for teachers benefit.
    To paraphrase; everyone learns exactly same from any type of teaching material and it's student's own fault if they aren't motivated enough to learn the subject. So.. you know.. if a teacher is bad it's still student's problem to force themselves to get motivated to learn from the bad teaching rather than the teacher should learn to teach better.

  17. I have always learned more from getting things wrong on tests, than I have from an entire year of study for the test itself.
    When you get those results back and see which answers were wrong, and which was actually correct, not only do you immediately begin to understand 'why' the correct answer is correct, but you remember it.. FOREVER. The answers I got correct? I can't even remember the questions, today.

    Failure IS the best way to learn, but unfortunately it isn't an option in school. Those wrong answers are forever wrong, despite having taught me the correct answer.

  18. We did peer tutoring occasionally when I was in school and I hated it. I had a bit of a stutter and was extremely self-conscious about it, not helped by my stutter getting worse when I was stressed and how vicious kids can be. I was a good kid, otherwise, but I received numerous detentions for refusing to take part in those awful exercises after the first few. I haven't been in school for 20 years and that class itself was around 25 years ago, but I still remember that teacher and the bitter hate I have towards her.

  19. so what youre saying is multiple monitors is bad…. and listening to youtube or music while using multiple monitors is even worse? but how can i live without it…

  20. Very interesting. I found a lot of these on memory when I was researching my own memory loss due to a concussive brain injury. (Which I had to take careful notes of because, 45 seconds, and I'd forget what I was researching) I was able to relearn math through quadratic equations, never regained higher mathematics, and peeved off at least two neuros by asking if loss of calculus was due to "diffuse axonal shear damage in the left parietal lobe". (I have a neuro who enjoys my curiosity now) 😁 Three years post-hit and my memory is getting better, but higher math is a gonner

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