Evidence-based learning is a well designed scientific approach, processes and strategies that have been demonstrated to produce learning outcomes which comprise of evidence-based learning and evidence-based teaching. Learning is effortful and cognitive, this has brought individual both students and teachers in finding what makes good learning. Students learning is based on their ability to reproduce what they have been thought by teachers through educational years, educator, which also sums up, that teachers and educators are professional facilitate their learning outcomes and the students are the product of their teaching strategies.
Here are some teaching/learning principle for teacher
- Space repetition practice using flashcard effect: spaced repetition is used to test students’ long-term retention of material by students, this method has been shown to improve learning seamlessly by spacing out learning within a time duration. The method is done by either using Piaget’s theory of cognitive learning or using a flashcard which carries with it questions on one side and an answer on the other side, it requires the learner to acquire a large number of items and retain them indefinitely, which helps students from forgetting information as opposed to cramming.
- Implementing retrieval practice: This practice is an attempt to retrieve information from learning which can be done at the beginning or end of class. This can be done in the form of essay writing, group discussion, open-minded activity and other activities. Retrieval practice has been shown to improve student achievement by stimulating their brain and makes them think about materials and what they have been taught. Teachers are expected to ask the students question after the class activity or lesson, this is to allow them to use their brain to attempt the questions posed to them, this forces the student to think and give answers to questions. If they don’t get it right, this serves as feedback to the students about their understanding of a material or topic thus helping them assess their learning.
- Mnemonics: This is a learning technique that allows information stick to the brain, this involves deliberate and repeated learning of material/content can help students in understanding and breaking down complex challenges, this method is highly effective and cost nothing but involves linking words with familiar sounds, word, patterns and acronyms or associating the meaning of words using rhymes which the students then create a visual image to store this information.
- Feynman’s technique: This technique allows students to understand complex problems by breaking down complex problems into the simplest form and researching the unknown part of the problem. It allows students to express their understanding of a problem and think critically to find solutions.
- Reading aloud: teacher should read aloud to students and also let them read aloud, it allows this to improve their reading proficiency and their ability to understand materials/contents.
Implementing these learning principles in classrooms and schools helps build student comprehension and long-term retention.