Category Archives: Understanding

Teaching Teaching and Understanding Understanding – subtítulos en español

Part I Part II Part III “Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding” is a 19-minute award-winning short-film about teaching at university and higher-level educational institutions. It is based on the “Constructive Alignment” theory developed by Prof. John Biggs.  The film delivers … Continue reading

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Role Play and Simulation – Returning to Teaching for Understanding

This article describes how simulation and role play can be important learning strategies that will create long-lasting understanding. Simulation involves participating in a very real learning experience that closely resembles an actual setting. These actual settings may be replicated by … Continue reading

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How to Train the Aging Brain

Read “The brain is plastic and continues to change, not in getting bigger but allowing for greater complexity and deeper understanding,” says Kathleen Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, who has studied ways to teach adults effectively. … Continue reading

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Complex responsive processes – An alternative interpretation of knowledge, knowing, and understanding

This paper offers as an alternative theoretical perspective to the growing collection of commentaries on and studies of certain complex dynamical phenomena—human knowledge and knowing. Specifically, this is an introduction to another complexity‐ related theoretical framework known as “complex responsive … Continue reading

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