4th Industrial Revolution, Cognitive Enablers, Metacognition, Socelor

Future of Work/Learning and Transferability

Transferability is a problem in every area of learning. One of the primary goals of any training or education is transferability. To paraphrase Bjork, we have is the need to produce and have available a mental representation of the knowledge or skill that allows for flexible access to that information in different settings. The problem … Continue reading

Memory

Human Learning and Memory

Remembering information is an important part of education. Not as important as education would lead us to believe, but it is still important. With the development of technology, memorization has declined in importance. However, education has not changed in any way to accommodate these developments and memorization is becoming more and more a central part … Continue reading

Cognitive Development, Cognitive Enablers, Creativity, Creativity and Conformity, Lecturing, Thinking & Learning

Jean Piaget on education

This article is going to be looking at education through the theoretical lens of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget. After learning about many of the various issues that surround modern education through many hours of conversations and collaboration with a professor and now colleague, who had taught in a fashion quite similar to what is … Continue reading

Cognitive Enablers, Critical Thinking

Analytical Thinking = Critical Thinking – Since When?

Critical thinking is the most powerful problem-solving method ever devised and requires significant cognitive resources. It requires both concrete and abstract cognitive enablers and takes significant time to learn. There are a number of cognitive components that come together for critical thinking to occur. I define critical thinking skills by combining two definitions of critical … Continue reading

Assessment, Cognitive Enablers, Creativity, Creativity and Conformity, Critical Thinking, Discussions, Higher Education, Lecturing, Motivation, Socelor, Teaching Methods, The Science of Learning, Thinking & Learning

Experiences from inside the classroom

This is a personal experience blog post of things I have noticed during my time in post-secondary education. There is an implicit method within modern education that covers up the fact they are not really teaching critical thinking. Part of this is class participation being the bare minimum, encouraging maybe a small amount of class … Continue reading