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 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

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

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