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Welcome to EDCROCKS by André Hedlund

My mission is to impact education through collaboration, sharing resources and innovative courses. Here you can find a bit of everything that relates to teaching and learning, particularly NEUROSCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY applied to language learning, and general education.

Learning Cosmos: A New Conceptual Framework

The Learning Cosmos Conceptual Framework was born from my desire to help educators around the world to consider the different levels of influence in the learner’s universe. The design puts together well-established learning theories and latest developments from the cognitive sciences to serve as a useful guide to anyone in the school ecosystem who wishes to explore.

Courses (Coming soon)

Neuroscience and ELT

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Active Learning

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Metacognition

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The Five Pillars of Language Evolution – and Why we Mustn’t Neglect them

I’m privileged to say that I’m part of a team of lecturers who is qualifying the first generation of bilingual education professionals according to the demands of recent legislation – yet to be approved – recommended by the National Education Council of Brazil. In this 120h course, our aim is to discuss important subjects about … Continue reading The Five Pillars of Language Evolution – and Why we Mustn’t Neglect them

Four Japanese words, Minimalism, and Innovation: What about ELT?

Komorebi (木漏れ日) Imagine getting out ot bed, putting on a hoodie – because it’s a little chilly – and walking out the door. You can hear all types of birds chirping, insects singing their melodic tunes, the wind gently blowing the bushes. You’re in a hilly area surrounded by plants and the early morning dew … Continue reading Four Japanese words, Minimalism, and Innovation: What about ELT?

Making Thinking and Learning Visible: An Empirical Approach to Teaching

Many teachers in Brazil are going back to class this week and a major concern they share with school managers, policymakers, parents, and students themselves can probably be captured in the following question: How much have students learned in the pandemic? Perhaps an even more accurate question would be how much have they NOT learned? … Continue reading Making Thinking and Learning Visible: An Empirical Approach to Teaching

Language, Thought, and Time Perception: How far-fetched is the movie Arrival?

Written by André Hedlund and Rodolfo Mattiello The idea that multilingualism develops cognitive potential and influences perception is well explored in the specialized literature. Linguists and cognitive scientists have long proposed the notion that language determines thoughts or at least shapes them depending on how adept they are to the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (Boroditsky, 2001). Several … Continue reading Language, Thought, and Time Perception: How far-fetched is the movie Arrival?