Thinking & Learning

Science of Learning: Subjective Judgments of Learning

Subjective judgments about learning are somewhat problematic. One of the aspects of metacognition (a future article) is the ability to assess your own learning. Metacognitive abilities are difficult to develop, and it is unusual to find students with highly developed metacognitive skills. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that people consistently overestimate what they have learned, … Continue reading

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It’s Not How we do Higher Education, It’s What we do in Higher Education

We live in a complex world with a myriad of problems that need attention. We have what we need to seriously address them, but we have failed to develop what we most need - our human capital. Students enter higher education by the millions with 87% wanting nothing more than a degree and we teach … Continue reading