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Desirable difficulties are difficulties which challenge the comfort but ends up creating long term desirable effects(Learning). The concept of “desirable difficulties” was developed by Robert Bjork of UCLA. In his research, he noticed various kinds of experimental phenomena which indicated the emergence of 2 predominant patterns in learning. They are: Conditions of instruction or practice … Continue reading Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.
Learning must be informed by scientific research and by establishing evidence-based feedback-loop. This is why the idea of a "Science Of Learning" attracted deep interest from people across different fields. This includes psychology, education, neuroscience, and technology, as well as from practitioners. The applied nature of Science Of Learning can be seen more and more … Continue reading What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.
This is a review post on the article "Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching BY Paul A. Kirschner , John Sweller & Richard E. Clark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUQRG2tlxYw Following are 6 major points of contention I would like to make as part … Continue reading Constructivism vs Direct Instruction
Balearic Islands cave goat had no predators for many generations of their evolution that their eyes moved from the side of their heads to forward-facing. The species had gone extinct when new stressors showed up (predators, humans, and others). I was thinking recently about the social and business versions of this goat. Companies like Kodak, … Continue reading Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat
Saras Saraswathi is known for her Effectuation theory of Entrepreneurship. In this clip, she discusses the conceptual interface between Artifact and Entrepreneurs. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1340744384065593344?s=20
Following are 2 similar concepts which maybe useful for understanding rigid nature of measurement and evaluative cultures in organizations. Goodhart's Law suggest that, when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” I.e., when we set one specific goal, people will tend to optimize for that objective regardless of the consequences. … Continue reading Goodhart’s Law & Metric Fixation
Following is a list of Twitter threads on the application of Neuroscience in Pedagogy and education. I will be updating it periodically. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1332684509150527488?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1332684947807555584?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1334659016333565953?s=20