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a student cohort) can be extended by encouraging them to scaffold weaker, or less expert learners, to encourage and lead, in a kind of cognitive apprenticeship. Subsequent work on the theory has revealed that cognitive tools (learning with, rather than through technology) can be applied to amplify the ''situatedness'' of learning, by providing active, engaging contexts. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Unported License.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. They represent the essence of rational thinking, developing cognitive skills that will prepare the child to deal with a multitude of challenges and problems they may encounter later in life. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Unported License.

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Stage by stage

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. He proposed several influential ideas about how as they grow, children pass through several stages of cognitive growth. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

In two minds

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we return to the cognitive domain, with an examination of Allan Paivio''s theory of dual coding. In 1986 he stated: ''Human cognition is unique in that it has become specialized for dealing simultaneously with language and with nonverbal objects and events. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Words in mind

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. The last post in this series featured the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. In this post I examine a cognitive theory - spreading activation theory - adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Who's in charge?

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34. Quillian and Collins Spreading Activation Theory Photo by NEC Corporation on Flickr Who's in charge? by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Behave yourself

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In my last post I featured the work of Carl Jung and his theories of synchronicity and archetypes. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity Photo from Wikimedia Commons Behave yourself by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 19 in my series on learning theories.

Lightbulb moments

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Koffka Gestalt theory Photo by Alan Cleaver Lightbulb moments by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. We reach number 21 in this series on learning theories.

Joining the dots

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Jahoda Ideal Mental Health Photo by Clemens Koppensteiner Joining the dots by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 20 in my series on learning theories.

The point of no return

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Transformative learning is found in the struggle to make sense of chaos, in the churn of the unfamiliar, and in the cognitive dissonance of doubt. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs Photo by Sid Mosdell on Flickr The point of no return by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Here comes the SAMR

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Such an approach could result in deeper engagement of learners, an extension of their learning experience or an enhancement of their physical or cognitive capabilities. One low level example of augmentation would be the use of Google Docs to not only manipulate and save text (a wordprocessor can do this), but also to share a document with others so that collaborative writing is possible, in both synchronous and asynchronous modes (something a standard wordprocessor cannot do).

Distributed digital identity

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We now find ourselves in a transitionary phase where we are just beginning to come to terms with the ways technology might mediate our virtual, social and cognitive presence in synchronous and asynchronous spaces. Photo by Freya Bigg Flipping the teacher by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Design for life

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Milgram Obedience to Authority Photo by Cyrano82 on Deviant Art Design for Life by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

Our mutual friends

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Merizow Transformative Learning Photo by Stefano Bertolo on Flickr Our mutual friends by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

Strictly for adults?

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle Photo by Norwood Adult Services on Wikimedia Commons Strictly for adults? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 23 in my series on learning theories.

Knowledge, practice and community

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave Situated Learning Photo by Steve Wheeler Knowledge, practice and community by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Going the extra mile

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave and Wenger Communities of Practice Photo by Steve Wheeler Going the extra mile by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 26 in my series on learning theories.

Shocking behaviour

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Milgram Six Degrees of Separation Photo by Deviant Art Shocking behaviour by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 29 in my series on learning theories.

Try it and see

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Köhler Insight learning Photo by Steve Ford Elliott on Wikimedia Commons Try it and see by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 22 in my series on learning theories.

eXSpace exploration

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The ability to interact directly with the thinking of others by creating one's own content alongside existing content, merging, comparing and contrasting and even overwriting, is a complex process that can support advanced levels of cognition and problem solving. Photo from Pixabay eXSpace exploration by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Going the extra mile

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Photo by Steve Wheeler This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Jung Archetypes and Synchronicity 19. Lave and Wenger Communities of Practice Photo by Steve Wheeler Going the extra mile by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.