Believe it or not, "learning styles" don't exist
What false belief is held by 93% of British teachers?
Earlier this week on this blog we looked at Chris Jarrett's lecture on neuromyths. One of those myths was the belief held by a shocking 93% of British teachers that we learn better if taught through the medium we personally prefer. As this false belief is so pervasive that it seems nearly everyone wrongly believes it, I thought I'd go a little further and post professor Daniel Willingham's excellent explanation of why learning styles don't exist:
For more on neuromyths, click here for last week's post.
That's a sharp increase from the 1960s when it took the same share of scientists an average of 35 years to drop out of academia.
- The study tracked the careers of more than 100,000 scientists over 50 years.
- The results showed career lifespans are shrinking, and fewer scientists are getting credited as the lead author on scientific papers.
- Scientists are still pursuing careers in the private sector, however there are key differences between research conducted in academia and industry.
China's rise has necessitated a global PR push. It includes influencing how the movies you watch depict China.
- China will soon overtake the U.S. as the world's largest market for films, and it is using that fact to influence how it is depicted by Hollywood.
- While Chinese investors have been interested in buying shares of studios for a while, the real power lies in deciding which movies get into China at all.
- The influence is often subtle, but may have already derailed a few careers in the name of politics.
The bold technique involves surgically implanting a so-called microneedle patch directly onto the heart.
- Heart attacks leave scar tissue on the heart, which can reduce the organ's ability to pump blood throughout the body.
- The microneedle patch aims to deliver therapeutic cells directly to the damaged tissue.
- It hasn't been tested on humans yet, but the method has shown promising signs in research on animals.
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