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Learning styles: reviewing the evidence

The original learning styles idea was based on the hypothesis that teaching, or more specifically, the instruction learners receive, could be more effective if it took in to account the …

Motivation for effective learning

Motivation can be internal or external. Internal motivation is generally manifested as a series of behaviours driven by the individual, through factors under their personal and conscious control. Examples of …

Creating a learning environment

Here our students, Joel and Victoria, discuss how they would like to be welcomed to a new placement. Discussion point What do you think about what they said?

What if learners don’t respond to feedback?

Earlier this week, we proposed an evidence-based feedback recipe, and the ideal feedback relationship, and significant improvements to learner outcomes can be made by using some of these evidence-based approaches​. …

The challenges of workplace-based assessments

In this video our students, Joel and Victoria, share their perspective on workplace-based assessments. Take a look at the reference below which explains the philosophy and challenges of workplace-based assessments …

The neuroscience of motivation

There is a growing body of evidence from research into the neuroscience of motivation that merely finding something pleasurable may not actually be enough to generate motivation. The state of …

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow proposed that people have basic needs that need to be met at different levels, and these needs are important drivers of human motivation. Maslow’s is not a strict hierarchy, …