Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 01/25/2012

  • IQ Drops When You’re In a Group | Psych Central News

    IQ is linked to social context. Does this mean mainstreaming is wrong? Right? Depending on who you are? “. Provocative new research discovers small-group dynamics can lower the expression of IQ in some susceptible people. In the study, researchers determined IQ is significantly linked to social context.”
    IQ depends upon social context? If this research is proven to be true it could change how we measure and understand IQ. ““This study tells us the idea that IQ is something we can reliably measure in isolation without considering how it interacts with social context is essentially flawed,” said coauthor Steven Quartz, Ph.D. “Furthermore, this suggests that the idea of a division between social and cognitive processing in the brain is really pretty artificial. The two deeply interact with each other.” .

    tags: education learning iq research

  • News | New research shows stress can make you pile on the pounds

    Are all of your teachers gaining weight? maybe it is a sign of deeper problems or a toxic work environment. I have seen it happen and believe it. Of course, are you stressed because you are heavy or are you heavy because you are stressed? ” Research has found the answer. Apparently stress is the biggest cause of overeating for more than half of the country’s adults.”

    tags: learning research health

  • Sloan-C’s Definition of ‘Online Course' May Be Out of Sync with Reality ~ Stephen's Web

    How do you determine what an online course is? I love Stephen Downes' tongue in cheek thought on how this is being defined. great points.

    tags: education news elearning

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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