“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” Alvin Toffler.

Hi, My name is Kiran Johny. 
My interest is in designing sustainable human learning solutions for complex and emergent problems and domains. That includes using multiple learning sciences approaches, interdisciplinary exploration for ideas and solutions, adding diversity(cognitive and other), designing for evolvability and autopoiesis, ecological grounding using perspectives like 4E cognition(embodied, embedded, extended, enacted) and other ecological approaches, etc.  

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Social effects on performance: Mathew, Pygmalion, Galatea, and Relative Age effect

Elaborating on his co-authored paper, “A proposed theoretical model to explain relative age effects in sport”, Jean Côté argues that social agents have the largest influence on relative age effects. According to the paper, primary agents like parents influence relative age effects through Matthew effects. Coaches influence relative age effects through Pygmalion effects and athletes … Continue reading Social effects on performance: Mathew, Pygmalion, Galatea, and Relative Age effect

Entrepreneurship models: Excluding others by omission or prescription. 

In complexity and evolution, heterogeneity is an asset. The more the relevant elements of variation present(requisite variety ) in a system, the more resilient and evolvable a system will become. Despite that, most entrepreneurship models are proposed as solutions for the problems of the existing one. It is often pitched as better that the previous one, … Continue reading Entrepreneurship models: Excluding others by omission or prescription. 

14+ Major Entrepreneurship models

Following models are suggested methods to use for starting a venture or develop a product/service. In this,– Business plan, Lean startup, Design thinking are the most popular among startup community. On the other hand effectuation leads as the most respected model among researchers. Following are the three ways I would classify them Models 1 to … Continue reading 14+ Major Entrepreneurship models

Professor Yong Zhao: Comparing the US and Chinese education system(video playlist)

Professor Yong Zhao who authored the book “What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education”, makes compelling arguments against comparing the US and Chinese education. He suggests that, while the Chinese system stressed more on homogeneity and standardization, the US system was always providing heterogeneous outcomes, which is really an asset.


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