Chunking
Posted on 2017/01/23 12:01

081127882 is a hard number to remember. If you chunk the number into 081 127 882 its easier. Cutting large bits of information into smaller pieces helps us to understand. If we put small pieces back together, we can see the big picture and that helps us to remember. The process is called Chunking. This is how it works.

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Learning under Fear and Pressure
Posted on 2017/01/16 09:01

The reason why we remember specific moments or movies is because they have been stored in our memory under the influence of emotions. When we win or fail, cry or celebrate, we learn fast, deep and plenty. But when we are afraid our brain limits our ability to think, for a good reason.

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We Are On Patreon
Posted on 2017/01/04 04:01

We Are On Patreon

Come visit us on www.patreon.com/sprouts to support our videos. With your support from as little as $1 you can become our partner and help us bring solid education science to a broader audience.

Music Theory Lessons
Posted on 2016/10/29 05:10

Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory has never been kind to beginners. Cryptic notation, complicated maths, and an unintuitive vocabulary make sure of it.

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Being bored is good for children - and adults.
Posted on 2016/10/28 23:10

A large scale study carried out in Canada in the 1980s as television was gradually being extended across the country, compared children in three communities – one which had four TV channels, one with one channel and one with none. The researchers studied these communities on two occasions, just before one of the towns obtained television for the first time, and again two years later. The children in the no-TV town scored significantly higher than the others on divergent thinking skills, a measure of imaginativeness. This was until they, too, got TV – when their skills dropped to the same level as that of the other children.

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Thank You 1,000 Students
Posted on 2016/10/22 09:10

Thank You 1,000 Students

We are happy to announce that we have recently reached 1,000 learners on our platform tryfaildo

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Why Children Are Like Their Parents
Posted on 2016/10/22 08:10

Why Children Are Like Their Parents

Child Clinical Psychologist Oliver James wondered why his son dribbles exactly as he did when he was young, even though he never taught him how to do it.

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The Illusion of Brain Games
Posted on 2016/10/15 04:10

The Illusion of Brain Games

Over the course of the last years there was an explosion of Brain Training Games that promise cognitive improvements of all sorts. Here a short article on the genre that argues that they dont work. The article was published by The Economist in its Espresso app on 15 Oct 2016.

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Montessori Education
Posted on 2016/06/20 23:06

Montessori Education is based on the principles developed by Maria Montessori, who opened her first school for children of low-income workers in an apartment building in Rome in 1907. The school was called “Casa dei Bambini”, Home for Children.

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Experiential Learning
Posted on 2016/05/30 09:05

Arguably the most natural and powerful form of learning is through experience, or more precisely through reflection on doing. Also called experiential learning, it’s what prima ballerinas do after their performance at the national opera. But it also happens to boys that are sad because their father got angry when they played football in the living room.

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