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

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, 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

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Stagnant wells

Going through modern education after actually learning what it is missing and being one of the initiators of this institution, has pushed me to actually really dig into the issues that surround the field I have chosen to work in, that of psychology and education. One of the main problems that has bothered me is … Continue reading

Cognitive Enablers, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Metacognition, Rational Thinking, Reason

Higher Order Thinking Skills

Although many higher education specialists expect that students should arrive at university or college with critical thinking abilities, they don’t. The myelination of the frontal lobes enables abstract thinking with 60% of grade 12 students only above to understand and manipulate two abstract concepts simultaneously. Higher order thinking skills rely on the ability to understand … Continue reading

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Higher Order Thinking? Science of Learning? Creativity?

I have been left perplexed recently by some of the comments by colleagues in higher education. It leaves me wondering about the thinking abilities of some in higher education. This morning, I read a comment that blew me away - it went something like this, "Learning is much more than just scientific principles because there … Continue reading

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Science of Learning: Creative Environments

In addition to the dispositional aspects of creativity that I previously wrote about, there are environmental aspects that we have more control of. There are definite cultural and social environments that enhance the higher order thinking skill of creativity and the creative process and will allow dispositional aspects to flourish. Most creative individuals report that, … Continue reading

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Science of Learning: Disposition for Creativity

There are certain dispositional attributes that those who have exhibited higher order creativity bring with them to the table. Miller tells us that from Picasso to Einstein, there are similar traits that can be observed in those who create as a higher order thinking skill. One of the similarities is a great in-depth knowledge of … Continue reading