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”.