Robert Bjork

10 things to know about teaching and learning

There is lots to know about the brilliantly complex act of teaching and learning. Here is my list of 10 things to know in the plainest terms possible: 1. Pupils knowing stuff helps them to learn more stuff (background knowledge). 2. It is effective and efficient to explicitly teach pupils the stuff (explicit instruction). 3. …

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‘Revision – What Revision?’

It is exam results week and teachers all over England will be picking through the remnants of their students’ results – their successes and failures. My thoughts come to one of the mainstay strategies that correlate with exam success. That dull and nagging pain: revision. We know that a world of knowledge is now within reach …

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Multiple Choice Questions: A) Use regularly B) Don’t use

In the last couple of years I have become more interested in the use of multiple choice questions. I had never really used them with any regularity and considered them a rather limited American idiosyncrasy. My first foray into exploring them, and their use, was sparked by Dylan Wiliam’s use of ‘hinge point questions‘. As …

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