Mastery Learning

Mastery Learning has been around for hundreds of years and it is important to consider the history of how it evolved. In this course we examine the key players and their desire to improve education for all children. We consider how to connect learning and how it is important that when implementing mastery learning we don’t fixate on procedural skills and ensure all pupils are given a rich learning experience.
What is mastery?
In this section, we will explore some of the history surrounding mastery and what it actually means.
The history...
13 mins
The Winnetka Plan
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Educational Measurement as a Key to Individual Instruction and Promotions (Washburne, 1922)
1.81 MB
A model of school learning
11 mins
Learning for Mastery (Bloom, 1968)
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The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring (Bloom, 1984)
2.7 MB
The Carroll Model: A 25-Year Retrospective and Prospective View (Carroll, 1989)
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Mastery learning: Applying the theory (Guskey, 1980)
888 KB
Formative Classroom Assessment and Benjamin S. Bloom: Theory, Research, and Implications (Guskey, 2005)
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Important Considerations
11 mins
Inflexible Knowledge: The First Step to Expertise (Willingham, 2020)
694 KB
How to improve student educational outcomes (McKinsey, 2015)
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The Mastery Cycle
11 mins
Mastery Learning Cycle (McCourt, 2019)
160 KB
Group-based mastery learning: A Robin Hood Approach to Instruction? (Fitzpatrick, 1985)
1.04 MB
 Mastery Learning - An Effective Teaching Strategy (Motamedi, 2012)
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Connecting Learning
In this section, we will look at how learning should be connected when communicated to pupils and some important considerations when implementing mastery learning.
Creating the 'right' conditions
10 mins
How to explain schema
Using our memory shapes our memory (Bjork)
A powerful way to improve learning and memory
Only through attending...
6 mins
Learning Trajectories
Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction (Jossey-Bass, 2010)
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How do we 'spot' learning?
15 mins
Connected Ideas
8 mins
What is the connection?
5 mins
Developing Mathematical Thinking: Try these first!
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Developing Mathematicians
17 mins
Mastery Learning in the Classroom (Whiting, 1995).pdf
458 KB
Cognitive and Affective Outcomes of Mastery Learning: A Review of Sixteen Semesters (Whiting, 1987)
1.1 MB
Improving Learning in Mathematics (Swan, 2005)
2.34 MB
Problems with Patterns and Numbers
2.55 MB
The Language of Functions and Graphs (Shell Centre, 1985)
5.36 MB
Problem Solving Booklet
3.98 MB
Problem Solving Booklet (Teacher Notes)
950 KB