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?

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 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

Problems with Neuroscience based educational approaches.

Should every teacher learn some neuroscience? In this video David Daniel & Daniel Willingham explores a particular study which consider neuroscience/ education. They explores flaws in this approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDz8JWbHnK8 Source https://twitter.com/DTWillingham/status/1299146171559051264?s=20

Using google to make use of contrast effect

Finding and using the concept, idea or ideology which represents the opposite or conflicting conception will help us consolidate our understanding of the original concept along with the opposing concept in a much coherent way. A way to use google to find the opposing concept is to type-in Vs, & , And, Or etc. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1261306935854288897Continue reading Using google to make use of contrast effect

Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.

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”.

Asking questions and learning

One good technique which aids fast and sustainable learning is to read the topic once for understanding, then quiz yourself. Asking questions will trigger the creation and refinement of retrieval cues specific to the information or groups of information to be retrieved. Without these retrieval cues we cannot reliably bring back the information into our … Continue reading Asking questions and learning

Tweet: Reading and re-reading may not be effective learning methods in an exam retrieval point of view. But are we ignoring the Giant?

Reading and re-reading may not be effective learning methods in an exam retrieval point of view. But are we ignoring the Giant? WHAT READING DOES FOR THE MIND BY ANNE E.CUNNINGHAM AND KEITH STANOVICHhttps://t.co/MGoPNCZ2FS pic.twitter.com/YbjDPFPH3B— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) August 30, 2019https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Reading and re-reading are less effective learning methods compared to other powerful learning methods … Continue reading Tweet: Reading and re-reading may not be effective learning methods in an exam retrieval point of view. But are we ignoring the Giant?

Tweet: A study on the effectiveness of 10 study techniques ?

Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: A study on the effectiveness of 10 study techniques..What works..whats not https://t.co/m1RtzCs3LA pic.twitter.com/dbnwFyKcNn— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) July 13, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Lots of stuff that we think helps us study doesn’t really: don’t bother highlighting, writing summaries of your reading, or rereading old stuff - none of that helps … Continue reading Tweet: A study on the effectiveness of 10 study techniques ?

Tweet: Cognitive neuroscience VS Cognitive psychology: What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning.

What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning--And What They Don't via @forbes https://t.co/Eiv5FnZpGT— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) June 5, 2019 There are two basic categories of learning science: Cognitive neuroscience & Cognitive psychology.  Neuroscience focuses on the brain’s structure and the regions that are activated when people engage in various tasks. Psychology, on the other … Continue reading Tweet: Cognitive neuroscience VS Cognitive psychology: What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning.

Tweet: The Effects of Drawing for Learning

The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning https://t.co/VDZpBgZvSj— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) May 26, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntHGr8JR7o Graham Shaw founded Vision Learning in 1995, specializing in helping people to develop a range of practical skills around the art of communication.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3ZnKlHqxI

Tweet : Cumulative Culture and Human species learning

“Cumulative culture makes us smarter in another way as well: It allows us to transcend the limitations imposed on us by the anatomy of our brains, furnishing us with knowledge.” A growing contingent of scholars argue that our “superpower” as a species is not so much our intelligence as our collective intelligence and our capacity … Continue reading Tweet : Cumulative Culture and Human species learning

Tweet: Learning Styles myth and hyper use

I want to myth bust1) #Learning style is not a single theory- There are more (including David Kolb) 2)The term Learning style can be used in a #behavioral sense also. Ex. My learning style is First scan the Abstract and bullet points and then proceed to #Self_Explanation etc. https://t.co/44eVtPHd56— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) December 9, 20181) … Continue reading Tweet: Learning Styles myth and hyper use

Tweet: Proximity and Dynamics

Proximity: The things near to us physically are very much easy to remember and understand. The same is true in case of information proximity . Understanding the structure of a tree is important information to understand a mango fruit hanging in a tree. Dynamics: This include Engagement, Novelty and Generation effect. Proximity and Dynamics are … Continue reading Tweet: Proximity and Dynamics