REBLOG: Learning in the Brain by Efrat Furst

We hardly ever reblog a post. First of all, because we love writing ourselves and also because we’re quite critical when it comes to what we publish on our blog.

(BTW, good opportunity to let those who reach out to us to ask if we would like to post their sponsored content… you can save yourself the energy as the answer will always be NO).

Efrat Furst

That said, once every so often, we see a quality blog that impresses us. And then, sometimes, we reblog. This is one of these rare occasions.

Efrat Furst, who has a background in cognitive-neuroscientific research (focused on human learning and memory), works with educators and learners to bridge the sciences of learning (cognitive psychology and neuroscience) with teaching and learning in classrooms

She has written a great blog on Learning in the Brain, in which she explains in an accessible and eloquent way, using great illustrations, what the key features are of long-term memory (LTM) and working memory (WM), the limitations of WM, and how both LTM and WM interact during learning to build and use our knowledge base. She also provides useful guidelines to align teaching and learning strategies, meeting learners where they are.

Enjoy and benefit!

3 thoughts on “REBLOG: Learning in the Brain by Efrat Furst

  1. Ian Blake says:

    Thanks for sharing that! I think that steps 3 (USE) and 4 (PRACTISE to achieve MASTERY) help explain why it is difficult to surface tacit knowledge, in other words to say what I know. We have subconsciously created this knowledge. It fits with the work of Nonaka & Takeuchi – explicit knowledge can be easily
    “codified” and written down, whereas tacit needs surfacing, which can occur between people when dealing with complex issues (;


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