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.

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. 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.