Jesse Martin Higher Education Expert

Jesse is a world leader in the integration of the science of learning into formal teaching settings. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge and Director at The Academy for the Scholarship of Learning. Huge advocate of the science of learning, he provides people with ideas about how they can use it in their classrooms. Jesse holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor.

 

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The transition through the fourth industrial revolution is leading to significant upheaval in the lives of millions of people already and will effect tens of millions more over the next few years. Based on the needs of some of the largest businesses in the world, although tens of millions of people will find themselves lacking the skillset necessary to prosper in the coming years (75,000,000), there will be 130,000,000+ new openings for people with the skill sets needed to work effectively in the early fourth industrial age.

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Academic Skills: Why should We have to Teach Them?

In the late 90's when the skills agenda was all the rage in the UK, I was tasked to develop a skills program. At the time they were key skills, and they were slowly transformed into employability skills. I don’t think anyone cared what they were called, they were all the same thing.

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The Value of Learning

Learning is natural. We begin to learn before we are born. The wonderment of childhood in largely because of the excitement that comes with learning. What happens to the excitement and what value do we put on learning?

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Reading and Learning in Higher Education

The importance of reading in education can't be overstated, and yet we know that reading is in decline for all levels of education across most subjects.

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Advanced Cognitive Enablers: Why Not Online?

The scientific evidence for how we learn advanced cognitive enablers (critical thinking, complex reasoning, higher order creativity, metacognition…) involves iterative discussions; discussions between peers who weigh out evidence and come to conclusions based on logic, reason, and evidence.

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