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

4th Industrial Revolution, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Enablers, Teaching Methods, The Science of Learning, Thinking & Learning

Abstract Cognitive Enablers: The Way to Rise Above Technology.

A typical university class of roughly 400 students meets in a lecture hall for their bi-weekly factual feeding. The professor speaks, the Powerpoint slides are set on a crisp white background with red font, and students are scribbling down notes that are their lifeline for the upcoming exam, the supposed measure of learning. John, a … Continue reading

4th Industrial Revolution, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Enablers, Creativity, Creativity and Conformity, Critical Thinking, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Metacognition, Rational Thinking, Reason

Relevance, recommendations, and expected outcomes

The next industrial revolution is going to disintegrate many jobs while also creating new ones in its wake. The skills that are going to stand out, and to a large extent be required, in the workforce of the near future, are detailed in an earlier post and are what we at Socelor are aiming to transfer to learners … Continue reading

Cognitive Enablers, Critical Thinking, The Science of Learning, Thinking & Learning

Consensus: A Crucial Critical Thinking Skill.

Briefly, Consensus is a cooperative process in which group members can productively resolve issues, make choices or develop strategies. This leads a group to a mutual understanding, agreement to support a decision and takes actions to implement it despite different perspectives or disagreements on particular details (anonymous, n.d.). A consensus is not a vote or … Continue reading

4th Industrial Revolution, Cognitive Enablers, Rational Thinking, Thinking & Learning

Illusory Rational Thinking

Rational thinking is basic to our functioning human beings. Being able to consider the information available, organize it in a way that leads to a logical solution begins very early in cognitive development. With maturation, concrete rational thinking can become more sophisticated with the ability to consider more information in order to reach a decision. … Continue reading