Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister

Professor Michael Young's work has been widely cited as a key reference for Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Memory brigade. He is not happy about it according to a new TES article(link). Interestingly, his "powerful knowledge" perspective was emerged from his South African experience. In this article he shares his experience which might be interesting as … Continue reading Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister

A Brief History of Connectionism

I was exploring critical works on Herbert Simon. In domains like entrepreneurship Simon is rarely observed under critical lens. Prof Antony Chemero suggested literature about connectionist networks from the 1980s because the proponents often thought of themselves as demonstrating problems with Newell and Simon’s physical symbol system hypothesis. I found the following work which is … Continue reading A Brief History of Connectionism

A Problem for Cognitive Load Theory: Jan Derry and Brandom’s Inferentialism

Previously I have written a critical review post(Link: Constructivism vs Direct Instruction) 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. I have also posted a Guy Claxton playlist in which Claxton … Continue reading A Problem for Cognitive Load Theory: Jan Derry and Brandom’s Inferentialism

Neuro-reductionism?But What about cognitive reductionism?

It is very interesting to watch twitter debates between various academic communities. The problem is that if you are already part of a cult, you will never get to enjoy the big picture birds eye view of the show. When it comes to education and learning, two of the prominent communities use the science tag, … Continue reading Neuro-reductionism?But What about cognitive reductionism?