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Learning about Education

January 6, 2015

alThis morning, the Wired article All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes received a click. It’s an interesting debunking by Christian Jarrett, a cognitive neuroscientist, and the author of the upcoming book, Great Myths of the Brain. Mr. Jarrett simply states that in spite of this widely held belief, there’s not much evidence to support the concept that individuals learn better depending upon the way the information is communicated. It’s an interesting read. I then dug up What Technology Will Revolutionize Education?, another Wired article featuring a video by Derek Muller, the creator of the YouTube channel Veritasium. He makes a good case for his chosen “style,” and a great observation on the role of the teacher in learning:

 

Finally, I continued researching while listening to Noam Chomsky talk about “The Purpose of Education.” Mr. Chomsky is described as “an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and anarcho-syndicalist activist.” In other words, he’s a wicked smart guy. Within the first 1:30, Mr. Chomsky nails it for me:

“it’s you the learner; it’s up to you what you will master”

 

“It’s up to you what you will master,” so if using Kronos solutions is important to you and your career, have you mastered it? If you care to, here are some Kronos resources suitable for all learning styles, even though that now seems to be a myth…

Please let me know if you’d like to learn more about mastering Kronos!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Clark permalink
    January 6, 2015 2:24 pm

    It is the learner! – and the availability of information at anytime, for performance support. Malcolm Knowles, in defining andragogy as the art and science of adult learning, established key principles for the adult learner, which include a readiness to learn, an orientation to quickly apply learning, and motivation to learn. Then there’s the method of spaced repetition of recall for improved learning ( Mace, Pimsleur or Leitner). Put the adult learner together with the resources mentioned, and the Kronos user has various tools to practice that spaced repetition – if they’re so motivated!

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    • January 6, 2015 2:30 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Susan. I covered andragogy here before, but it’s clear you have a much better mastery of these concepts than I! How about a guest post?

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