Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

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What is Instructional Design? Our Guide to Everything you Need to Know

Growth Engineering

It helps make information more digestible and improves the efficiency of learning. This is important, after all, when learning is easy, it means your people (whether they are employees or staff) are able to learn more, in less time. What Learning Theories Should you Know?

Video for assessment

Learning with 'e's

However, assessment of learning is not as important as assessment for learning. Formative forms of assessment are therefore more important in the process of learning. As I have previously argued, I believe summative assessment methods are only useful to mark an end to a specific period of learning, a gateway into the next stage of the learning journey (and I''m not convinced we should even be doing this in many cases).

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with 'e's

This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories. Psychology has contributed much to our understanding of how people learn, and listed alphabetically below are all of the previous theories I have featured in this series. My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. It is possible that this effect also extends to students in higher and further education.

Top 3 Instructional Design Interview Tips

Ashley Chiasson

Note: I’ve been a panel member on hiring committees for many Instructional Designers throughout my career, so these tips come based on things I’ve learned from interviewing others as well as interviewing for positions myself. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with 'e's

This is number 31 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. In this post, the work of Seymour Papert will feature, especially his work on learning through making, also known as constructionism. The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things.

Ideas 58

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

This is number 30 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. This should not so much be considered as a theory, but is a useful perspective on design and human perception. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Koffka Gestalt theory 21.