First the math. The BBC report today that equations can be beautiful. Apparently it took a few cognitive psychologists and an fMRI scanner to show what the more enlightened among us already knew (yes, I know its yet another fMRI story, but what the heck, it starts my post off). As I said here, Eulers… Read More Is this an imaginary number which I see before me?
This article by John T. E. Richardson (Educational Psychology, Vol 25, No 6 December 2005, pp. 673-680) looks at some the research in these two areas over the past 25 years. Starting from the idea that students adopt different learning strategies depending on “the content, context and demands of a particular task” a number of… Read More Students’ Approaches to Learning and Teachers’ Approaches to Teaching in Higher Education