Cognitive Skills and Second (or Other) Language Acquisition
his webinar will examine some of the challenges of learning a second language and the role of cognitive skills and executive functions in that process. We will also share research on the impact of cognitive skills training for English Language Learners in several U.S. and ex-U.S. schools.
Research Summary – BrainWare SAFARI and Low-SES Students
While BrainWare SAFARI is not uniquely designed for low-SES students, cognitive skill training is having an impact on cognitive functioning and academic achievement for them in a variety of settings. This document provides a summary of the research to date on BrainWare SAFARI and students from low-SES backgrounds.
Cognitive Skills and Reading
Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.
McKinsey Report: Future Jobs Require More Advanced Cognitive Capabilities
According to Mckinsey, the skills needed for the jobs of the future are in the process of shifting as technology replaces predictable, repetitive work. Jobs of the future will require more advanced cognitive capabilities.
Cognitive Skills and Differentiation
This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.
Benefits of Brain-Training Apps in Schools
This blog discussed some of the reasons schools use brain-training apps and the benefits they see, including better academic performance, better motivation, better behavior and a stronger growth mindset.
Research Suggests Visual Skills Are Different from IQ
Research at Vanderbilt University suggests that people differ significantly in their visual skills and showed that visual skills were not associated with IQ.
Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset
When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation. Given the dismal state of student
Cognitive Skills: The Foundation for Learning
Cognitive Skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, organize, understand and retrieve information. So much of what happens in our brains are processes we aren’t even aware of when they happen. But while they may happen non-consciously, they define our ability to learn.
New Research on Memory Training
Recently published research from Johns Hopkins University pitted two types of working memory training against each other, but it didn't translate into general intelligence. Here's why not.