The Value of Prediction in Learning

Here’s an interesting article that confirms something I’ve long suspected – students encouraged to use predictive skills achieve better levels of learning, particularly in Maths.

This suggests to me that around class 4/ 5 we need to build in key practice sessions which are about students predicting ahead of carrying out computations, akin to the way we teach students in science how to arrive at a hypothesis and to then test against it:

Mindshift Article – Prediction

One Response

  1. Does make a lot of sense. Would be great if this can be explored further.

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