Cognitive Development, Metacognition

Knowing What You Know & Knowing What You Don’t Know

This insight is the foundation of metacognition. "Knowing what you know" and "knowing what you don't know" is based on something called the "feeling of knowing". When you know (or think that you know) that you know something, there is a feeling of certainty. Studies into the feeling of knowing have found that individuals consistently … Continue reading

Cognitive Enablers, Critical Thinking, Discussions, Thinking & Learning

Why Can’t I just Teach Critical Thinking?

The core abstract cognitive enabler that most academics and businesses professionals bemoan the lack of is critical thinking. So why can’t we just teach students critical thinking? Teaching students to think critically and critical thinking are not the same thing. Although thinking critically is a necessary part of critical thinking, students can learn to think … Continue reading

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