Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

A Framework for Scalable Cognition – Towards the Implementation of Global Brain Models

The human brain is still the most competent problem solving system we know. However, as a biological construct, it is impossible to expand because of many developmental constraints such as its confinement to the cranium. How can we create a … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Education

Understanding about human origins informs our understanding of what it means to be human. It is reasonable, therefore, to consider that an evolutionary perspective can provide insight into the nature and processes of human learning and education. This article reviews … Continue reading

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Revisiting Dialogues and Monologues

In educational discourse dialogue tends to be viewed as being (morally) superior to monologue. When we look at them as basic forms of communication, we find that dialogue is a two-way, one-to-one form and monologue is a one-way, one-to-many form. … Continue reading

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Empowerment and Online Social Networking

The purpose of this chapter is to apply new theoretical constructions to the unique situation of online social networks by investigating the issue of personal and collective empowerment. To better illustrate the applicability of the new theoretical constructions, ideas of … Continue reading

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Learning to See with Different Eyes – A Nietzschean Challenge to Multicultural Dialogue

Empathy is a necessity in our multicultural world. Modern democratic societies are home to communities with the most diverse religious, political, and moral convictions, and these convictions often directly, even perilously, contradict one another. Educational theorists differ on how empathy … Continue reading

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