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4 teaching strategies to link Oracy and Cognitive Science

With Labour's recent announcement emphasising the prioritisation of oracy and "speaking skills," many are wondering what this might look like in

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How does the Hawthorne Effect influence teachers' Wait Times?

Have you ever put more effort into something simply because you knew you were being observed?

The Hawthorne Effect is a common phenomenon where

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Can you boost student motivation with your tone of voice?

Student motivation clearly plays a fundamental part in how much they learn. But what impact does the tone of our voice play? Could it be that it is

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The psychology of insight – 5 ways to develop ‘Aha!’ moments

Problem-solving isn’t easy, especially when it takes longer than you would have hoped to figure something out. But when the answer suddenly clicks,

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Student motivation: Does Cognitive Science have the answer?

This blog was written by Dr Claire Badger, Assistant Head, Teaching & Learning at The Godolphin and Latymer School. You can hear Claire speak more

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Four of Paul Kirschner's most influential studies

We are very excited for the upcoming Festival of Education. InnerDrive has curated the Cognitive Science strand, which brings together leading

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Predicting or retrieving: which helps students learn better?

As educators, we’re always looking for ways to improve learning and retention. While Retrieval Practice is well established as a core strategy for

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A brief guide to Gagné's 9 Events of Instruction

Robert Gagné is a name that should truly stands out when it comes to thinking about the way we learn. Back in the 1940s, he made groundbreaking

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