Cognitive Development, Cognitive Enablers, Emotional Intelligence

Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, and Metacognition

Full self-awareness encompasses the abstract enablers of emotional intelligence, and metacognition. Although there is a great deal of overlap between emotional intelligence and metacognition, there are distinctive aspects that we can tease apart. The primary difference between emotional intelligence and metacognition is the direction of the focus. Cognition (thinking) and emotions are closely intertwined, but … Continue reading

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 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

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