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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Robert A Bjork

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: 1939 Nationality: American Professional bio:   Professor Robert A Bjork Where does he work: ​Bjork is Distinguished Professor o...
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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Eric Hanushek

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: Nationalit...
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A beginner’s guide to: Doctor Martin Seligman

A beginner’s guide to: Doctor Martin Seligman
Best known for: Doctor Martin Seligman (image source: University of Pennsylvania) The author of more than 250 scholarly publications and 20 books, Seligman started out being known for 'learned helplessness' a condition he discovered, which led humans and animals t behave helplessly in an unpleasant situation, even if they could change it. Since 200...
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A beginner’s guide to: Katharine Birbalsingh

A beginner’s guide to: Katharine Birbalsingh
Best known for: Birbalsingh shot to fame following a speech she delivered at the 2010 Conservative Party Conference. Her heated rhetoric drew a lot of abuse on social media, and the nature of her sentiment apparently led the governors of the school she was teaching at to 'discuss her position'. Birbalsingh ultimately resigned her post, and turned h...
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A beginner’s guide to Daisy Christodoulou

A beginner’s guide to Daisy Christodoulou
University Challenge fans may remember Daisy Christodoulou: she was described as "Britain's brightest student" after her outstanding performance on the 2006-07 series, where she captained the University of Warwick's team (you can catch the final on YouTube here ). Fast forward a decade and the student is now a teacher. Christodoulou initially ...
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