Cognitive Enablers, Teaching Methods, The Science of Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning

"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." - Lloyd Alexander. (Saiisha, n.d.) Questions are the necessary precedent to discovery or exploration. Science begins by asking questions as a form of intellectual exploration that seeks answers. Young children intuitively understand … Continue reading

Cognitive Enablers

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. Since logic and reason are thought to be blind to emotion, why shouldn’t learning these skills through … Continue reading

4th Industrial Revolution, Socelor

Do We Still Need Dedicated Learning Experiences Before Entering Work?

As I have written articles about the need for higher order thinking skills (cognitive enablers), I have stressed the need for a way to formally learn these skills. There is no argument that these advanced cognitive enablers are some of the skills that will remain, for the foreseeable future, exclusively human and highly valued in … Continue reading