In the early 1400s China assembled fleets of dozens of ships carrying as many as 20,000 people or more to explore the world. Does a country’s history create a certain psyche for that country?
In 2002 a psychologist won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Why does a psychologist win an economics award and why should we care?
When we are young, what we are learning wires our brain. When we are older, our brain modifies what we are learning to fit what we already know – what is already wired.
Many of us like to imagine ourselves as adventurous but are we really? Might we really be far more cautious by nature than we care to admit? The tendency to stick with what is familiar is powerful.
Can students learn deeply without learning surface knowledge?
Suppose you are having a parent-teacher conference, it’s the end of the first six weeks, and the parent says, “Has my child learned much in your class? How do you respond?
We value confidence in a leader, but confidence in what? Typically, we value self-confidence but is self-confidence over valued? Do we need leaders with a decent dose of self-doubt?
There is a science of learning but very few of us studied it in college, or since. If we want to improve student learning, we can look to the science of learning.
Often a common set of principles, rules, or understandings will lead to a diverse and unexpected set of results. Learning is a good example and watching a group of artists develop illustrates how it works.
Creating a mental model for a student in advance can have a substantial impact on learning. Models based on prior learning or visualization seem to matter.