Evidence-based learning tips
Often we are told “learn this!” but normally nobody tells us how. With this video, I wanted to give you an overview of the evidence-based learning strategies that have worked for me as a dyslexic studying a second language.
Here are the evidence-based study/learning tips that I would like you to know:
- Focus on the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy
- Make your learning process as active as possible (Active learning, active recall)
- Use Spaced repetition to get information into your longterm memory
- Use apps with built-in spaced repetition like the Anki app (AnkiApp)
- Utilize audio files to enhance your learning especially if you are dyslexic
- Be open about your dyslexia
- Focus on topics that you are naturally interested in that way spaced repetition has a chance to occur naturally (Benefit from your intrinsic motivation)
- Use active recall learning strategies: tell other people what you have learned (teach), and apply the things you remembered and understood
- Use practice testing and use it as a tool to analyze the thing you still need to learn
Here’s some of the literature I consulted to create this video:
- Armstrong, Patricia. (2010). Bloom’s taxonomy. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.
- Blaz, Deborah (2015). Foreign language teacher’s guide to active learning. Routledge.
- Settles, Burr, & Meeder, Brendan. (2016, August). A trainable spaced repetition model for language learning. In Proceedings of the 54th annual meeting of the association for computational linguistics (volume 1: long papers) (pp. 1848-1858)
- Milani, Anna, Lorusso, Maria Luisa, & Molteni, Massimo (2010). The effects of audiobooks on the psychosocial adjustment of pre‐adolescents and adolescents with dyslexia. Dyslexia, 16(1), 87-97.