Cognition external

Clark Quinn

I was thinking a bit about distributed cognition, and recognized that there as a potentially important way to tease that apart. Or, really, a way that at least partly, we have cognition external. Of course, it doesn’t have to be social, it can be personal.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In the two preceding posts, I discussed situated and distributed cognition. In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions.

Cognitions By Contexts

Clark Quinn

I have, in the past, talked about the three cognitions: situated , distributed , and social. So here’s some preliminary thoughts (ok, they’ve already been processed a few times) on considering cognitions by contexts. Finally, Social for learning is social assignments.

Contexts By Cognitions

Clark Quinn

So, in my last post , I talked about exploring the links between cognitions on the one hand (situated, distributed, social), and contexts (aligning with how we think, work, & learn). And working socially suggests shared representations.

Reconciling Cognitions and Contexts

Clark Quinn

In my past two posts, I first looked at cognitions (situated, distributed, social) by contexts (think, work, and learn), and then the reverse. Here’s the result of reconciling cognitions and contexts. Finally, you share Socially.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’.

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Clark Quinn

And this is the cognitive level! And above that, the social. Do you mean neural, or cognitive, or…? Cognitive science as a field was defined to be an integrative approach to everything about our thinking: consciousness, language, emotion, and more.

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

And I’m wondering if a focus on cognitive science needs to be foregrounded. Regardless, we have considerable empirical evidence and conceptual frameworks that give us excellent advice about things like distributed, situated, and social cognition. That area is cognitive expertise.

The Cognitive Learning Theory

Ed App

There are various aspects of the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT) all of which are important to consider when studying the cognition of individuals. The cognitive learning process is based on individuals cognitively processing input to result in a behaviour.

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Cognitive science research on learning, behavior change, and the development of expertise has provided a wealth of information. Marty is an expert on cognitive science and learning experience design. Practical Guidelines from Cognitive Science for Creating Awesome Learning.

Social Cognitive Processing

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post , I tried to convey the advantages of social activities in formal learning from the cognitive processing perspective, but my diagram apparently didn’t work for everyone. This extends to the social learning situation. social

A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. And therefore, I reckon L&D needs to know the cognitive background. Not at the neural level (there’s little of impact there ), but at the cognitive level.

Cognitive Business

Clark Quinn

There are applications of cognitive science (including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, etc) to more areas of business than just L&D. And the fact that innovation is social, and an outcome of slow percolation, influences more than facilitating communication and collaboration. The post Cognitive Business appeared first on Learnlets.

TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

Learningtogo

This is an example of what we call “cognitive overload.”. Cognitive Load Theory was introduced by John Sweller to explain why people have so much more difficulty learning complex content.

Curiosity, cognition and content

Learning with e's

We could argue that the majority of what we 'know' derives from our ability to be able to think, to reason, to reflect, to ask questions - our higher cognitive processes. Image from Wikimedia Commons Where does knowledge come from?

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease

Integrated Learnings

I recently started reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and the chapter on cognitive ease offered all sorts of implications for eLearning design. This, combined with additional discussion in the book, suggests that a bad mood creates cognitive strain, and a good mood promotes cognitive ease. The Finding : I took a social psychology class several years ago and clearly remember this mantra: “familiarity breeds liking.” By Shelley A. Gable.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Organizational Cognition

Clark Quinn

A recent post on organizational cognitive load got me thinking (I like this quote: “major learning and performance initiatives will likely fail to achieve the hoped-for outcomes if we don’t consider that there is a theoretical limit to collective throughput for learning”). Individual cognitive load we address through providing resources and tools. In short, by making access to social networks, to collaborative media, as easy and ‘ ready to hand ‘ as possible.

At the Intersection of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

Throughout this series we have explored social, teaching, and cognitive presence - the key elements within the Community of Inquiry framework.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning

ProProfs

This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Started as the ‘Social learning theory’ in the 1960s by Albert Bandura, it is widely used in psychology, education and communication domains.

What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

Kapp Notes

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. To grasp subjects, learners need much more than abstract concepts and self-contained examples, they need to be exposed to the use of the information and cognitive tools in an authentic activity.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior

GO1

The post Introduction to Cognitive Behavior appeared first on GO1 Learning. Human Resources Professional Development Social & Community cognitive behaviour Mental Health wellbeingDo you or does someone you know suffer from anxiety or depression? Struggling with mental health is more common than you think and it can affect you in your daily life, as well as in your workplace.

The IDEA Model: Cognition, Emotion, and Social Learning in Learning Design

Obsidian Learning

In this webinar, we will explore how to design learning programs for the “whole learner,” addressing learners’ cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics. How to augment existing learning deliverables with emotional and social engagement.

Supporting Cognitive Performance

Clark Quinn

Or, it could be a social network of resources such as tools and videos created by others that’s usefully searchable and the ability to ask questions of the community and get responses. It’s clear that our brains aren’t the logical problem-solvers we’d like to be. The evidence on our different thinking systems makes clear that we use intuition when we can, and hard thinking when we must.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA). Based in decades of cognitive research, integrating work on mental models, expertise, and more, it provides a mechanism to try to unearth the tacit understanding experts hold. This goes deeper than HPT even, tho’ I think it’s as weak when it comes to the benefits of social learning, but I reckon it’s for expert *performance*, not innovation.

3 Psychological Barriers to Leadership Buy-in

The Simple Shift

One battle those in the enterprise social space continue to fight is the battle for leadership buy-in. cognitive dissonance enterprise 2.0 learned helplessness Social Learning cognitive Dissonance ESn leadership Learned Helplessness Psychology social networking

Riding the social wave: what we can learn from cognitive theory

Kineo

Situated Cognition And Meaningful Learning In College Classrooms

eLearning Industry

Situated cognition can help instructors approach their classrooms as communities of practice (CoP) and see their students as apprentices in new fields of learning. Instructional Design Higher Education Instructional Design Theories Situated Cognition Social LearningKnowing how to apply what is being learned in the classroom to the real world is essential for college students.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context.

Online Training Overload: 9 Surprising Symptoms Of Cognitive Overwhelm

mysimpleshow

In this article, I’ll share 9 surprising symptoms to help you diagnose cognitive overwhelm in online training. How To Diagnose Cognitive Overwhelm In Online Training The human brain can only absorb so much before it starts to experience side effects, which prevents employees from assimilating information and fine-tuning their skill sets. Simply put, cognitive overwhelm can wreak havoc on team dynamics and your online training ROI. One possible cause is cognitive overwhelm.

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1.

Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners

Matrix

If at first these games were terribly simple, they quickly became very complex immersive worlds that not only entertain and engage but do a lot for the player’s cognitive development. Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners.

Brainstorming, Cognition, #lrnchat, and Innovative Thinking

Clark Quinn

Dave’s all over creativity, and took the intersection of game rules and structured activities to facilitate innovative thinking, and came up with a model that guides thinking about social interaction to optimize useful outcomes. The approach incorporates, on a quick survey, a lot of techniques to overcome our cognitive limitations. Tags: design social virtual worlds Two recent events converged to spark some new thinking.

This Week on #TalkTech: Agile Learning Design, Cognitive Overhead and Mistake Correction Through Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic #2: Why should digital product developers reduce cognitive overhead for users? Reducing the cognitive strain on users is critical to lowering the barrier of entry. What are some simple ways to reduce cognitive overhead for users so that using a new product becomes habitual?

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

Social learning is not a new concept. Various theories have explained man’s social approach to learning, some of these dating to as back as the 1940s. Social learning , thus waned away. Integrating social learning at the workplace requires the following –.