How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4


Photo by Teddy Kelly / Unsplash. From ‘learning to improve your kissing technique’ to ‘learning to train your brain to be smarter’, as though all learning involves the architecture of human cognition in the same ways. Yet we know that this cannot be true; learning to ‘memorise knowledge’ for example, makes different cognitive demands on trainee teachers than learning how to ‘activate the artistry of others’, a key capability for teaching the arts and design.

Maker pedagogy

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More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. Seymour Papert ''s work on constructionism outlines the cognitive gain that occurs when we create something new rather than simply repeat knowledge that has already been acquired. American educator Jackie Gerstein makes some important observations about how teachers can change their perspectives and embrace maker pedagogy.


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How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 2


Photo by Henrik Dønnestad / Unsplash. It is mindful, cognitive, and sensuous reflection which allows learners to build their expertise through informed comparison, for in the arts and humanities there is never a metric which can definitively settle disputes over value. Digital Learning arts education online learning pedagogyIn this second of four vodcasts, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. sits down with Sarah Reid, Kadenze, Inc.’s

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 3


Photo by W / Unsplash. For in their quest to realize coherence amid the impulses of emergence, artists experience sensuous cognition at its fullest; where the hand and body work with the imagination, complex judgement, advanced reasoning, and emotional intelligence to generate… creativity! In this third of four vodcasts, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design.

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.

Any computer that can be replaced by a teacher, should be

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Photo by Steve Wheeler Here's my opinion, for what it's worth. Even cognitive computing has been developed to mimic human decision making and other natural characteristics of being human. automation education humanity pedagogy teachers TechnologyI write from more than 40 years experience working in educational technology while observing the rapid development of machine intelligence. Remember the old Arthur Clarke quote? Any teacher who can be replaced by a teacher, should be.

Passing of the year

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Salomon, an educational psychologist from Israel, was interested in studying the effects of technology on cognition and learning. Perhaps his greatest contribution to our knowledge about educational technology came in the form of his theory of transfer of learning (a theory that can be applied to learning through problem solving), but he also did extensive work into the optimal design of cognitive tools and learning environments.

The height of SAMR

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The first two levels, substitution and augmentation are often referred to as low levels of technology integration, in as much as they do not substantially impact upon or transform pedagogy. A key stage in any successful technology integration is to ensure that the affordances of new technologies are exploited by students for authentic learning outcomes and leveraged to be extensions of their natural cognitive and physical capabilities.

Who's in charge?

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34. Quillian and Collins Spreading Activation Theory Photo by NEC Corporation on Flickr Who's in charge? attribution theory education Julian Rotter learning locus of control pedagogy Psychology self-efficacy student centred learning teaching theoryThis is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories.

Learning first, technology second

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There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy. The main problem with most MLEs is that they are so complex to use, students often spend more time and cognitive energy working out how to get to the content, than they do actually learning. Or is it because you have actually sat down and worked out what problems technology will solve, and how pedagogy will be enhanced by its introduction?

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. Simply being exposed to the use of new technologies may promote some innovative thinking about alternative pedagogies.


Strictly for adults?

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle Photo by Norwood Adult Services on Wikimedia Commons Strictly for adults? adult andragogy child education learning Malcolm Knowles pedagogy theory This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Spaced Repetition Apps Are the New 3×5: Futuristic Flashcards and Microlearning


One Anki user studies “photos of important business contacts, with prompts to recall the person’s name and some personal information,” Shellenbarger wrote. A good deal of the pedagogy that powers Anki, Cerego, Memrise, and the rest of these memorization apps is also built into Grovo. Many benefits of microlearning exist in flashcards: the light cognitive load, the greater retention of visual material than auditory material, the custom training content.

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Here comes the SAMR

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Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes. This was far from a genuine integration of technology into the learning process, and it led to little or no change in pedagogy, and an inertia that prevented transformation.

Back to ‘what’ Normal? #AulaCon

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Technology: loss of community exposed in Zoom, what is the role of technology and pedagogy? – Learning is not just a cognitive process. Photo by Andrei Stratu on Unsplash.

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The AfL truth about assessment

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This is assessment for learning (AfL) rather than assessment of learning, and it''s critical for good pedagogy. Shouldn''t curricula and assessment (especially the high stakes kind) now focus more on the kinds of knowledge and cognitive skills students need to survive and thrive in an information rich world? Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Hariadhi Who put the ass in assessment?

Digital reflections

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This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as In a cognitive sense, this is ''making sense of learning'', affording students with deeper insight or explanation of what they have already learnt. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 22 (2), 213-230. My last post was about integrating technologies into education.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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Photo by Andras Vas on unsplash Previous posts in this series have highlighted the importance of human intelligence and emotion in education. Rather, it is the persistent assumption that 'grading' is paramount for the measurement of student understanding, and that we should focus the power of AI to support this kind of pedagogy.

Help yourself

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How it can be applied to education Clearly, heutagogy is a specific kind of learning theory, in the sense that it points out the distinction between self-determined learning and learning that is more likely to be driven by formal pedagogy. This is number 15 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

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According to Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock , humanized online learning “supports the non-cognitive components of learning and creates a culture of possibility for more students.” Up until the early 2000s, course quality was determined by examining course content, pedagogy, and learning outcomes.

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Google Wave - Social Media Resources - Best of eLearning Learning

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Avoid “Death by PowerPoint” with the Pecha Kucha Method - WISE Pedagogy , November 2, 2009. Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios - Learning Visions , October 30, 2009. Cognitive Biases) , November 1, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 30, 2009 to November 6, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Online Seminars. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. From Blah to Aha! Ten Best Practices for the Virtual Classroom.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe. Second,to follow from Marshall McLuhan the Medium is the Pedagogy (first coined by Cousin (2005). New tools give rise to new ways to teach and learn and these are guided by our understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

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In the above photo, Ted demos Xanadu. None of this fits with the 20th century curriculum, and the necessary pedagogy based on student inquiry and collaboration (with teacher guidance) is very different from the accepted pedagogy of delivery of a body of knowledge by expert teachers to passive students who record and regurgitate facts. Asked if his ADD got in the way, he told the audience, no, it was just another way of cognitive processing. A new unbook.