knowledge

Painting by numbers | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

A lifetime ago I graduated as an environmental biologist. I was one of those kids who did well in school, but had no idea what his vocation was. As a pimply teenager with minimal life experience, how was I to know even half the jobs that existed? After much dilly dallying, I eventually drew upon my nerdy interest in science and my idealistic zeal for conservation and applied for a BSc. And while I eventually left the science industry, I…

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a response to Jack Ma – David Didau – Education Article

In case you’re unaware, I’ve just published a book that explains the role of knowledge in thought. Rather than rehash the arguments in depth (there are a series of chapter summaries here) suffice it to say that no one, no matter how intelligent they believe themselves to be, can think about something of which they have no awareness. It’s literally impossible, but I’ll pause for you to give it go if you’re unconvinced… We can only think about things we…

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Skill=knowledge+practice – Education Article

Over the years I’ve thought a lot about whether we should be teaching knowledge or skills. The debate has moved on a lot in recent years and today it’s rare to find anyone arguing against teaching knowledge but there are many who would still advocate for a balance of knowledge and skills. The more I […] This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by David Didau Read Full Article

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