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How People Learn

In how people learn on August 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

So, when we have conferences, based on Dr. Oswald’s presentation on how people learn, we should split up presentations even for a couple of hours.

Dr. Oswald talked about the spacing effect and how to implement distributed practice. It is an interesting concepts and it fits with generative learning theories that I learned in the UCLA course on teaching. I cannot recall the instructor’s name now.

I wonder how similar it is to scaffolding. With scaffolding you’re repeating the info to build on it. But there isn’t the spacing that Dr. Oswald recommends. Learning how people learn is interesting….

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