Information Processing

In weeks twelve and thirteen we were each charged with the task of completing a brief peer presentation on a different learning theory. I opted for information processing grounded in early educational theory since I’ve studied contemporary composites models … read more

Augmented Reality + DIY

What creative, unconventional, dynamic and engaging application of augmented reality can you envision?

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couldn’t resist relating the possibilities of augmented reality to DIY learning. For example, imagine cooking a meal with augmented reality, where your AR device recognizes the … read more

Piaget vs Vygotsky

Compare and contrast Piaget and Vygotsky’s theory and implications for teaching and learning

 

Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology – Implications for teaching and learning:

  • Heirarchal stages
  • Stages develop on their own
  • Maturation + experience
  • Child is more independent
  • How learner interacts
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Cognitive Consequences

The experiments reported in the article by Sparrow, Liu, and Wegner (2011) mostly dealt with somewhat superficial instructions and data. Describe transactive memory from a neurological perspective.

From a neurological perspective, transactive memory is a system in which groups … read more

Relationships with Tech

What kinds of relationships are appropriate with machines? How are our answers to this changing?

Coming from a background in industrial and interaction design I have studied the nature of objects quite intensively, but until now had not fully … read more

Drill & Practice vs Strategic Learning

After reading the review of work in this area, would you encourage a ‘drill & practice’ approach to learning math, or more of a conceptual strategic-based approach? Why or why not?

Both approaches have merits and uses in different … read more

Thought Paper 2: Neuroscience

Should the contemporary role of ‘teacher’ today be ‘scientist-practitioner’ through cross-training in neuroscience? Would this empower teachers?

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Boundary Breakdowns, Man/Machine

Iwas captured by the notion of cyborg and after reviewing this week’s assigned video and Haraway’s (1991) A Cyborg Manifesto. I found myself agreeing with the notion of blurring boundaries. Of particular interest to me, is the boundary blurring … read more

Not a Learning Theory

This week’s discussion questions seemed to center around finding a viable strategy with regards to applying educational neuroscience. They asked us to consider as teachers, how we might evaluate and approach this in certain situations, within certain parameters. We … read more