Constructivism vs Direct Instruction

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 Following are 6 major points of contention I would like to make as part … Continue reading Constructivism vs Direct Instruction

From blog to blog

I started blogging inspired by Seth Godin. His inspiring words deeply fueled my persistence for last several years and helped me to set my moto as "blog no matter what & fight perfectionism". His advice on blogging has been at the core of what inspired my continued maintenance of for last few years as … Continue reading From blog to blog

Tweet: Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning. This study compared passive lectures with active learning using a randomized experimental approach and identical course materials The study reached the following findings; Students in the active classroom learn more.But, they feel like they learn less. It shows that this negative correlation is caused mostly by the increased cognitive effort required during active learning.

Tweet: When increasing distraction helps learning

Awesome read : One of the most counter-intuitive ideas. When increasing distraction helps learning: Distractor number and content interact in their effects on memory. By @katenuss #Memory— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) August 28, 2018 we go by popular self help advise on distraction and learning, we will be bombarded with negative information about distraction. … Continue reading Tweet: When increasing distraction helps learning