Study Environment: Create Mild Learning Pressure & Stress

When the school year arrives, many students face the challenge of finding a study environment that will best serve their academic needs. Common sense tells us that a quiet, stress-free atmosphere should be sought in order to absorb information. Although this is beneficial to overall study productivity and efficiency, there may be an even more […]

Don’t Try To Remember, Try to Forget 

When we learn something new, it seems like our only goal is to remember it as best we can. We might read, study, and revise to try to lock the facts in place,soliciting promises from ourselves that we’ll never forget them. And don’t get us wrong— recollection is important. Memory does serve some useful functions […]

Restructuring The Learning Process

In the times gone by, learning was a part of basic human dynamics and the way of life. Be it in the parent-child, tribal-nomad, agricultural-trade or apprenticeship-master model, the dynamics of how knowledge was acquired and shared has been changing with time and place. Now, with the rapid Industrialization of the world, it has pushed […]

Lecture Note Taking: Mindful Scribe or Mindless Scribe?

The ability to transform lecture material into mindful notes is a skill that requires practice, discipline and creativity. Students who don’t invest in learning how they learn or in college academic learning workshops often find themselves taking notes as mindless scribes. Taking notes of only the lecture material is not the goal, notes should be […]

Change Listening to Increase Learning Retention

Many high school and college students suffer from low learning retention, often relying on hours of grueling memorization and rote study to pass tests and complete coursework. To improve learning retention, students should consider changing their typical approach; of going to lecture first, taking notes second, reading third and finally asking questions. Instead, students should […]

What’s Lacking In The Common Lecture Environment?

While lectures do have their place in traditional education, there are certain limitations to this form of teaching that can lead to decreased student engagement and deeper learning. Some of the clear disadvantages of using the common lecture environment include: 1. Lack of Interactivity: Lectures tend to be a one-way process, with the instructor speaking […]

Active vs Passive Learning

What is Active & Passive Learning?Passive and active learning refer to two distinctly different approaches to absorbing information. Passive learning involves consuming information without requiring any active engagement or interaction, such as listening to a lecture, reading a book, or watching a video. Active learning, on the other hand, involves engaging in thought processes and […]

Brain Plasticity

SectionsWhat is Brain PlasticityBarriers to Brain PlasticityIncreasing Brain Plasticity What is Brain Plasticity?Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to experiences and behaviors. It is the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself, creating new neural connections and pathways throughout life.  The concept of brain plasticity suggests […]

Emotion & Curiosity

The impact of emotion and curiosity on learning and the aspects of education are topics that are just beginning to be explored. It is a fascinating aspect of the human brain and, often, an ignored one. Emotion plays an important role in learning since emotions can either facilitate or hinder the learning process. Emotions and […]

College Note Taking Methods

There are several college note-taking methods that can help students organize their lecture learning, including: The key is to determine which method is right for you, and stick with it. Practicing regularly will help you refine your approach, and improve performance on exams showcasing what you’ve learned. Related Article: What’s Lacking In The College LectureRelated […]