Possessive individualism in entrepreneurship: A convenient lie

I was watching a Rugby Try and thought about the player who did the Try. The player who did the try may get the credit, but the actual effort was cumulative and the opportunity was emergent. Without the cumulative skills, the synergy of the whole team, and the contingent emergent opportunity the Try would never … Continue reading Possessive individualism in entrepreneurship: A convenient lie

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?

Social effects on performance: Mathew, Pygmalion, Galatea, and Relative Age effect

Elaborating on his co-authored paper, "A proposed theoretical model to explain relative age effects in sport", Jean Côté argues that social agents have the largest influence on relative age effects. According to the paper, primary agents like parents influence relative age effects through Matthew effects. Coaches influence relative age effects through Pygmalion effects and athletes … Continue reading Social effects on performance: Mathew, Pygmalion, Galatea, and Relative Age effect

Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works

Julie's work explores how Graduate Admissions really works in the United States I have been following Julie Posselt for some time, particularly because of her observational studies and insights into US higher education. Along with recent books like "The Tyranny of Merit" by Michael Sandel and "The Meritocracy Trap" by Daniel Markovits, her book "Inside … Continue reading Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works

Jerome Bruner on Meritocracy

Quote "A meritocracy, however, implies a system of competition in which students are moved ahead and given further opportunities on the basis of their achievement, with position in later life increasingly and irreversibly determined by earlier school records. Not only later educational opportunities but subsequent job opportunities become increasingly fixed by earlier school performance. The … Continue reading Jerome Bruner on Meritocracy

Twitter thread about Social science methods

I think contribution from social science is mostly incremental. Cross pollination of methods from pure sciences formed the foundation for many methodological development. Here is a thread. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300125741384785920?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300129924221526016?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131087373316096?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131754242531328?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300132687802376192?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300133797829120000?s=20

Tweet: Networked Learning

Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another's learning. https://twitter.com/NLConf/status/1262427700314210304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1262427700314210304&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublish.twitter.com%2F%3Fquery%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252FNLConf%252Fstatus%252F1262427700314210304%26widget%3DTweet Link : Connected Learning and Open Networked Learning – a comparison McConnell et al (2012) provides a pedagogic framework for networked learning which includes “six broad areas … Continue reading Tweet: Networked Learning

2 Studies: Prior Knowledge in reading / Prior Success in venture capital.

One of my greatest interest in learning-science is to find connections and parallels between disciplines like academia, sports , entrepreneurship etc. I recently came across following two studies, one on reading and other on venture capital, both of which demonstrates effects of accumulated advantage and disadvantage in two different disciplines. Accumulated advantage and disadvantage in … Continue reading 2 Studies: Prior Knowledge in reading / Prior Success in venture capital.

Research: Why entrepreneurial parents have entrepreneurial children?

According to the paper titled " Why do entrepreneurial parents have entrepreneurialchildren?": Kids whose parents were entrepreneurs are 60% more likely to become founders. By using data on adoptees, this paper shows that about 1/3 of the effect is nature, and 2/3 is from upbringing. It is also strongest from mother to daughter & from … Continue reading Research: Why entrepreneurial parents have entrepreneurial children?

Three levels of Future Learning Technologies everybody should know about.

The technologies of today and its many different variables are going to shape the human learning dramatically in the coming decades. Our society is facing unprecedented changes like the emergence of intelligent machines, engineered organisms, artificial intelligence, and consequent skill and job displacement, etc. This is why we need a big-picture view of exponential technologies … Continue reading Three levels of Future Learning Technologies everybody should know about.

What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.

Learning must be informed by scientific research and by establishing evidence-based feedback-loop. This is why the idea of a "Science Of Learning" attracted deep interest from people across different fields. This includes psychology, education, neuroscience, and technology, as well as from practitioners. The applied nature of Science Of Learning can be seen more and more … Continue reading What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.

Tweet: Education as Signaling or Skill Building?

Econ Duel: Is Education Signaling or Skill Building? https://t.co/gqCNdsEpWU— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) September 6, 2019https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This is a very interesting discussion on education and its fundamental purpose. It is focusing on two important paradigms of education; The Human Capital Theory and The Signaling Theory. Human capital theory claims that education will stimulate social mobility and … Continue reading Tweet: Education as Signaling or Skill Building?

Tweet: This is also the rule of learning .

The more you learn the more you can learn. Rules of social media which reflects social world: #social Like invites more likes. Followers invites more followers.Endorsements invites more endorsements. First +(unique or* polarizing) comments will get more response and likes.Winner takes it all.— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) March 22, 2019 Rules of social media which reflects social … Continue reading Tweet: This is also the rule of learning .