Resource Collections

The Pen Principles

A set of educational resources created to provide information and spark conversations.  The PEN stands for Psychology, Education and Neuroscience, which is reflective of the multi-disciplinary creators of the resource at the Science of Learning Centre.

For more information, visit the Science of Learning Research Centre Website.

PEN #1:
Written Text and
Spoken Word Don’t Mix
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Pen #2
Visual Images and
Spoken Word Mix Well
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Pen #3
Spatial Predictability
Guides Attention
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PEN #4
Spacing-Out Practice
Enhances Memory
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Pen #5
Leverage Context
According to Outcome
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Pen #6
Multitasking Impairs
Memory & Learning
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PEN #7
Mix-Up Practice Tasks
to Boost Performance
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Pen #8
Embrace Error
to Improve Learning
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Pen #9
Active Recall Trumps
Passive Review
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PEN #10
First Impressions Colour
Future Judgement
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Pen #11
Find the Story Behind the
Fact
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Pen #12
Pre-Activate Strategies to
guide Learning
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Translational Strategies

Please explore the pages below to learn more about three translational strategies to improve teaching practices.

Self Regulation and Engagement

There is a strong link in the research between self-regulation and student academic achievement in schools. Self-regulation extends beyond the walls of a classroom and provides students with the strategies to be life-long learners. This translation focus will

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Teacher Talk and Deep Level Questioning

Questioning sessions make up a significant portion of instructional time.  When questions are used effectively they can promote discussion, topic exploration and comprehension.  If you choose to participate in this project then you will work collaboratively with other

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The Feedback Rich School

Establishing effective two-way feedback between teachers and students is one of the most powerful tools in education. Two way feedback requires teachers to Determine what the student knows Provide students with specific instructions about how to advance from

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Other Resources

Explore these pages to access Diagnostic Tools, find Open Access Journals and other Useful Links.

 Diagnostic Tools to help you pinpoint areas of practice that can be improved

A list of links to external resources.

A list of links to external resources.