4th Industrial Revolution, Cognitive Enablers, Future of Learning, Higher Education, Socelor, Teaching Methods

When are Universities and Colleges Going to Get it?

I have been writing for years about the direction that higher education has and is going. The focus of a higher-education degree is content. Despite the myriad of protests otherwise, thousands of Masters programs around the world will have classes that will have PowerPoint sessions on the last day of class with critical content that … Continue reading

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