Study Math Better Using Psychology: Tips & Guidelines

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A number of psychological findings can be used to improve mathematical understanding and mathematical performance. Here is a broad summary of the best math study tips, applications of psychological processes, and learning guidelines. Let’s dive right in. Use scaffolding techniques: It’s a fancy word for getting help & support. But, the help, here, is incomplete. …

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Why Fun Improves Learning: Mood, Senses, Neurons, Arousal, Cognition

Why does having fun make learning better?

There is ample anecdotal evidence that shows listening to a fun lecture or lesson is great for learning. It’s intuitive. Having fun & interactive learning sessions does improve learning on the whole and engender a positive attitude toward learning. It’s one of the reasons why MOOCs are popular. But why does this happen? Why does …

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The Best Mobile Apps For Education & Fun Learning In Your Free Time

Representation of the ubiquity of mobile apps in learning and work

In our tech-filled world, there are so many ways to learn new things. It’s no-longer 2010 so the world of digital learning and education has thrived, evolved, and established it’s place in the human condition. E-books, podcasts, and video games offer fresh and creative ways for you to learn new things. YouTube, for instance, has …

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Brain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

One of the strongest applications of research in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science is brain-based learning. It allows us to leverage research on how the brain learns in creating a new set of guiding principles for learning, teaching, training, and education. What is Brain-Based Learning? Brain-based learning is a paradigm of learning which addresses student …

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7 Practical ways students can manage exam stress and school Stress [Guest Post]

How to reduce student stress and school stress

As a student, you are probably worrying about the non-stop barrage of demanding tasks, project deadlines, and forthcoming exams. To make things worse, you probably are not prepared to take exams which creates a whole different class of stress called exam stress. The demands can cause a longterm study-life imbalance. The pressure can lead to …

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The Worst and The Best Study Tips & Habits based on Psychological Research [How-To]

The best and worst study techniques, study tips, and skills

I’m going to keep this post crisp and crunchy. We’ll first begin with the worst study habits and then move toward the best study habits & tips. What we are about to look at is thoroughly supported by scientific research. TL;DR at the end. I’m writing this post after studying over 250 research papers. I …

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MOOCs and the unexpected advantages of online learning

What are MOOCs and what are the benefits of online learning

I’ve done courses from the following fields: genetics, python coding, neurobiology, calculus, music, astrobiology, learning, teacher training, introductory Chinese and a few more. I volunteered as a community mentor to help students as well. This post will clearly outline the benefits of doing an online course like those found on Coursera or MIT open courseware.  …

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Teaching aids and Instructional materials- tools for teachers and students

Teaching aids and instructional materials

Psychologists, designers, educationalists, and many professors around the world work on improving the quality of education because a lot depends on the education of a whole generation. The resources a teacher uses while teaching play a role in how students learn. Motivation, stimulation, retention, interest, actionable learning, etc. can vary based on how the act …

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Inquiry based learning in the 21st century

Inquiry based learning research, discovery based teaching

A number of learning systems exist today. Educational psychologists, as well as allied psychology researchers from cognitive science labs and rehabilitation centers, have invested a lot of time in studying how people should learn effectively. Over 500,000 results: articles/books/discussions from researchgate.net show up via google search. That is a lot and that is just one database. …

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