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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Robert A Bjork

What is he best known for: Being an internationally renowned expert on learning, memory and forgetting – his research focuses on the implications the science of learning has for education. Quick facts:Born: 1939Nationality: AmericanProfessional bio: Professor Robert A BjorkWhere does he work:​Bjork is Distinguished Professor of Psych...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Eric Hanushek

A specialist in the economics of education, Eric Hanushek is a Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank at Stanford University. He gained his PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1968 and now regularly writes for the Wall Street Journal. Quick facts:Nationality...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Eric Donald Hirsch

Best known for:His book 'Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know', which argues that the majority of children in the United States are not being taught the basic cultural knowledge that allows them to participate fully in contemporary society. Quick biography: Born: 22 March, 1928Nationality: AmericanWhere does he work?  A fo...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Carol Dweck

Best known for:Dweck's best known work is about Mindset, which she transformed into a book of the same name. The concept revolves around two different types of 'mindset' – an individual's concepts of their self.In a fixed mindset, an individual believes their basic qualities – such as intelligence and talents – are fixed traits that cannot be ...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Barak Rosenshine

Best known for: Rosenshine's research has contributed significantly to understanding the effectiveness of various instructional methods, which culminated in his identification of 10 principles of effective instruction.Quick facts:Born: 1930, Chicago, IllinoisDeceased: May 2017, Urbana, IllinoisNationality: AmericanWhere did he work:B...
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