The concept of embodied cognition is not a settled one and has different interpretations and approaches among theorists. These range from radical embodiment to minimal embodiment, with various positions in between. Different perspectives, such as enactive, embedded, and extended or distributed cognition, are associated with the study of cognition and embodiment. There is no strong … Continue reading “Interpretations of embodied cognition” By Shaun Gallagher
Category: cognitive science
Ian Haking passed away on 10 May 2023. I don't have a good grasp of his ideas but I liked one of his quotes very much. That is; "In my opinion, the right track in Dewey is the attempt to destroy the conception of knowledge and reality as a matter of thought and of representation". … Continue reading Ian Hacking(1936-2023)
Problems with Entrepreneurship Mindset
The concept of the Entrepreneurship Mindset has gained significant attention in recent years, especially because of the work by people in self-help/success-guru industries and also independently in the field of entrepreneurship education. However, there are concerns regarding the validity and applicability of this concept in real-world contexts. This post is about a critical examination of … Continue reading Problems with Entrepreneurship Mindset
Anthony Chemero talks about 4E and Radically embodied cognitive science(playlist)
Anthony Chemero's radically embodied cognitive science challenges traditional cognitive science approaches by emphasizing the importance of the body and its interaction with the environment in understanding cognition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FsZkfanlIM&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOBywaG1T18&ab_channel=ENSOSeminarSeries
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
History of the scaffolding metaphor
Interesting paper "The early history of the scaffolding metaphor: Bernstein, Luria, Vygotsky, and before", covers a lot about the historical evolution of modern conception of scaffolding metaphor. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1573275978545397762?s=20&t=rPn70LDrIQH2-PbPg_PvXA
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?
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