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Episode 7 The Cognitive Psychology of Learning with Dr Yana Weinstein

The Staffroom

In this episode of ‘The Staffroom’, we connected with Dr Yana Weinstein (@doctorwhy), an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Yana spoke with us about the way research-based cognitive science can be applied to education in order to enhance learning.   Together with Dr Megan Sumeracki (@DrSumeracki), Yana is the creator of The Learning Scientists project. Their website is becoming well-known by students and teachers around the world as it hosts a popular blog and offers a variety of practical resources and materials on cognitive science strategies. They also have an excellent podcast show, The Learning Scientists Podcast. Check it out! In their work, Yana and Megan have identified what they call, Six Strategies for Effective Learning based on decades of research. In no particular order, here they are: Spaced Practice Retrieval Practice Elaborative Interrogation Interleaving  Concrete Examples Dual Coding In this episode, we were fortunate to speak with Yana about, spaced practice, retrieval practice, interleaving and dual coding. Here’s a break-down of Yana’s responses: What are Yana’s Six Strategies for Effective Learning and how were they identified? (6:07) Which of the six strategies does Yana place more value on? Why are they the most effective? (10:21) How does Yana define retrieval practice and why is it a powerful strategy for learning? (11:40) How can educators implement retrieval practice into their teaching? What techniques does Yana suggest are most effective? (12:55) How does Yana suggest spaced practice can be combined with retrieval practice? (15:40) What is dual coding and how does Yana believe teachers can make the most of it with students? (16:40) Interleaving means switching between ideas and ‘jumbling-up’ learning. How does Yana explain why it’s a powerful technique and how can teachers use it? (18:45) What does Yana think is the most powerful way students can use some of the six strategies together? (21:39) We hope you enjoy this episode of The Staffroom and found Yana’s six strategies as fascinating as we did. We can’t wait to build these strategies into our practice and teach students how to study properly!  We wish Dr Yana Weinstein all the best for 2018 and her continuing success of The Learning Scientists project Until next time! Jamie, Michael and Tessa --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-clark7/message

28mins

30 Jul 2021

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Understanding How We Learn, a Chat with Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki | TAPP Radio 27

The A&P Professor

Weinstein & Sumeracki join Kevin for a conversation about their new book that explores how learning science can help us teach more effectively & help our students learn more effectively. And a brief update on how myosin-actin interactions in the RBC cytoskeleton help regulate cell shape and deformability. 0:59 | New discovery about the shape of red blood cells 4:54 | Featured: Chat with the authors of a new book about how we learn If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here. Questions & Feedback: 1-833-LION-DEN (1-833-546-6336) Follow The A&P Professor on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Nuzzel, Tumblr, or Instagram! "Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there's a preference for relying on our intuitions about what's best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike." Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki in Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide 1 | Regulation of Red Blood Cell Shape 4 minutes Recent evidence points to a myosin-actin interaction in  the cytoskeleton connected to the plasma membrane as a key mechanism for regulating RBC deformability. Thus that old myosin-actin attraction learned while exploring muscle contraction accomplishes important tasks in other parts of the body, too! Healthy red blood cells owe their shape to muscle-like structures (brief synopsis) Myosin IIA interacts with the spectrin-actin membrane skeleton to control red blood cell membrane curvature and deformability (research article) 2 | Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide 23 minutes Dr. Yana Weinstein and Dr. Megan Sumeracki join Kevin for an informative chat about their new book Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide. These learning scientists explain how A&P professors can use the six strategies for learning in their courses to help students learn. Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide (the book; multiple formats available) Featured in The A&P Professor Book Club learningscientists.org (the website for The Learning Scientists; links to blog, podcast, videos, downloadable resources; good link to share with your A&P students) @AceThatTest (follow The Learning Scientists on Twitter) Related resources from The A&P Professor Episode 1: Spaced Retrieval Practice (the pilot episode of this podcast explored Kevin's experience with combining spacing and retrieval practice (discussed by Weinstein & Sumeracki in today's chat). Episode 7: Teaching for Long Term Learning Seminar: Long Term Learning | Five Strategies for Teaching A&P Please call in with your reactions, questions for the authors, comments, and ideas for implementing the tips in this book: 1-833-LION-DEN or 1-833-546-6336 podcast@theAPprofessor.org Here's an example of a visual chapter preview mentioned in the interview. Sample from Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide If the hyperlinks here are not active or images do not appear, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page. More details at the episode page. Transcript available at the script page. Listen to any episode on your Alexa device. Join The A&P Professor social network: Blog Twitter @theAPprofessor Facebook theAPprofessor Instagram theAPprofessor YouTube Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.

29mins

24 Sep 2018

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Episode 7: The Cognitive Psychology of Learning Dr Yana Weinstein

The Staffroom

Show Notes: In this episode of ‘The Staffroom’, we chatted with Dr Yana Weinstein (@doctorwhy), an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Yana spoke with us about the way research-based cognitive science can be applied to education in order to enhance learning. Together with Dr Megan Sumeracki (@DrSumeracki), Yana is the creator of The Learning Scientists project. Their website is becoming well-known by students and teachers around the world as it hosts a popular blog and offers a variety of practical resources and materials on cognitive science strategies. They also have an excellent podcast show, The Learning Scientists Podcast. Check it out! In their work, Yana and Megan have identified what they call, Six Strategies for Effective Learningbased on decades of research in cognitive psychology. In no particular order, here they are: Spaced Practice Retrieval Practice Elaborative Interrogation Interleaving Concrete Examples Dual Coding In this episode, we were fortunate to speak with Yana about, spaced practice, retrieval practice, interleavingand dual coding. Here’s a break-down of Yana’s responses: What are Yana’s Six Strategies for Effective Learning and how were they identified? (6:07) Which of the six strategies does Yana place more value on? Why are they the most effective? (10:21) How does Yana define retrieval practice and why is it a powerful strategy for learning? (11:40) How can educators implement retrieval practice into their teaching? What techniques does Yana suggest are most effective? (12:55) How does Yana suggest spaced practice can be combined with retrieval practice? (15:40) What is dual coding and how does Yana believe teachers can make the most of it with students? (16:40) Interleaving means switching between ideas and ‘jumbling-up’ learning. Why does Yana consider it a powerful technique, and how can teachers use it? (18:45) What does Yana think is the most powerful way students can use some of the six strategies together? (21:39) We hope you enjoy this episode of The Staffroom and found Yana’s six strategies as fascinating as we did. We can’t wait to build these strategies into our practice and teach students how to study properly! We wish Dr Yana Weinstein all the best for 2018 and her continuing success of The Learning Scientists project. Until next time! Jamie, Michael and Tessa Twitter: @XpatEducator @Michael_Royall @tessa_johnson2

28mins

17 Jun 2018