Category Archives: Learning environmernt

How to help every Child fulfil their Potential

Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind of praise actually *harms* young people. This short video is essential viewing for … Continue reading

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The Learning Environment as a Chaotic and Complex Adaptive System

Thrivability is a novel concept describing the intention to go beyond sustainability, allowing a system to flourish. For a society or organization to be thrivable, educated, responsible acting agents are needed. Traditional education focuses on (efficient) reproduction of existing organised … Continue reading

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Integrating Metacognition Instruction in Interactive Learning Environments

Metacognition is a higher order thinking process responsible for active control over cognitive processes. It is an important ingredient for learning as empirical studies have shown that metacognitively aware students perform better than less aware ones. Theories of metacognition emphasize … Continue reading

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Simulation-Based Learning Environments to Teach Complexity

While public-sector management problems are steeped in positivistic and socially constructed complexity, public management education in the management of complexity lags behind that of business schools, particularly in the application of simulation-based learning. This paper describes a Simulation-Based Learning Environment … Continue reading

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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

What do students learn in a traditional lecture-based physics class, and are there ways to teach them better? Cognitive scientists determined that people’s short-term memory is very limited – it can only process so much at once. A lot of … Continue reading

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The Role of the Educator

Historically, it has been impractical to break up the roles of the teacher. You need a certain scale even to have a separate person assigned as a librarian or an audio-visual coordinator. You need a much greater scale, not to … Continue reading

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Becoming a network learner: Towards a practice of freedom

Read Presentation/introduction of “why and how I became a Network Learner“, by Scott Leslie.

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Handling complexity in learning environments: Theory and research

What do we mean when we say that “learning environments are increasingly complex”?  What do we know about the cognitive processing that occurs during complex learning? How can we provide effective instructional support for students who must learn and apply … Continue reading

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