1 - Learning with Understanding Works - this has to do with how information is transfered from short to long term memory and the number of synapsis used to transfer the information - it takes less when context comes into play.
2 - Prior Knowledge Counts - preconceptions must be made visible to students.
3 - Self Direction is Critical - students must be able to independently manage their own time
4 - Collaboration Advances Complex Learning - collaboration trumps competition everytime
5 - Multimodal Learrning - working memory can hold only 7 bits of information at a time, auotmaticity means your working memory is freed up to hold new things
6 - Creativity and Critical Thinking - can be taught acroos all domains
7 - System Thinking - Classrooms fall across a continuum of preparedness for 21st century learning - is yours a 1 or a 10?
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