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Explorable Explanations. Locked doors, headaches, and intellectual need. You know those things that, once you learn about them for the first time, you start seeing them absolutely everywhere?

Locked doors, headaches, and intellectual need

Recently, that’s been my experience with problem-solution ordering issues. They keep cropping up: not just in the context of game design, where I first encountered them, but also in such apparently unrelated fields as math education and functional programming. Despite this, however, I’ve never seen problem-solution ordering issues explicitly discussed in any of the online communities I participate in. So I’m going to try to define what they are; trace them through the different fields in which I’ve encountered them; and hopefully, in the process, demonstrate how a working awareness of these issues can help you avoid certain common pitfalls in teaching and communicating new ideas.

Game design I was first introduced to the idea of problem-solution ordering issues by Richard Lemarchand, one of my game design professors. Minsky’s radical school of education – Medium. Marvin Minsky, MIT professor and artificial intelligence pioneer, passed away last Sunday (January 24, 2016).

Minsky’s radical school of education – Medium

Minsky is widely celebrated for his diverse scientific contributions to artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics and even microscopy. Less well known are Minsky’s radical views on education. Some mathematicians think that learning mathematics is about “reaching the summit and then swiftly burying the path.” How To Get A Liberal Arts Education (Without Going To University) Even though Liberal Arts degrees typically fall at the bottom of the education hierarchy, I think it’s one of the most valuable educations for the future.

How To Get A Liberal Arts Education (Without Going To University)

Why? Because nobody can predict which job skills will stay in-demand in the future but what we do know we will need lots of people who are flexible, have wide understanding of the world and are excellent communicators. The Liberal Arts has a bad reputation because it often attracts the slackers who go to University more for the country club atmosphere, the keg parties or because their parents gave them no other option. Writing an Essay? Here Are 10 Effective Tips. Principlesofseco00ingliala bw. Boredom, Zombies, & Economic Collapse - John Taylor Gatto - GOOD STUFF!! The Relationship of Media and ISD Theory: The Unrealized Promise of Dale's Cone of Experience., 1997. Instructional systems design (ISD) is the integration of general systems theory, instructional theory, and communications theory.

The Relationship of Media and ISD Theory: The Unrealized Promise of Dale's Cone of Experience., 1997

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom. A colleague of mine in the department of computer science at Dartmouth recently sent an e-mail to all of us on the faculty.

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

The subject line read: “Ban computers in the classroom?” The Optimal Learning Environment: Learning Theories. The Optimal Learning Environment: Learning Theories By Bukky Akinsanmi, LEED AP SHW Group, Dallas TX How can designers create the ‘perfect’ learning environment?

The Optimal Learning Environment: Learning Theories

It is nearly impossible to provide a generic and accurate answer to this question because learning environments are designed to suite or support particular learning theories – and there are many theories that explain the learning process. Ten Study Methods That Work - Learning Center - Chadron State College. Print Page Studying effectively is not a matter of chance.

Ten Study Methods That Work - Learning Center - Chadron State College

Educators and psychologists have researched study methods for years. Some of the best studies come from the top universities: Stanford, Indiana, and Chicago where precise experiments with student groups have shed light on the most effective study methods. Students who follow these methods learn more easily, retain material for longer periods of time, and save themselves hours of study time. The ten study methods researchers have found that work are: The Straight-A Gospels: Pseudo-Work Does Not Equal Work. Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently. More details Skip to main content Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center Quick Links.

Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently

The National Academies Press. Overview Authors Michael Hout and Stuart W.

The National Academies Press

Elliott, Editors; Committee on Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Public Education; National Research Council Description. How Standardized Testing Damages Education (Updated July 2012) How do schools use standardized tests?

How Standardized Testing Damages Education (Updated July 2012)

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era has seen an unprecedented expansion of standardized testing and test misuse. Despite ample evidence of the flaws, biases and inaccuracies of standardized exams, NCLB and related state and federal policies, such as Race to the Top (RTTT) and the NCLB waivers, have pressured schools to use tests to measure student learning, achievement gaps, and teacher and school quality, and to impose sanctions based on test scores.

This is on top of using tests to determine if children are ready for school; track them into instructional levels; diagnose learning disabilities, retardation and other handicaps; and decide whether to promote, retain in grade, or graduate. School systems also use tests to guide and control curriculum content and teaching. Aren't these valid uses of test scores? Measurement experts agree that no test is good enough to serve as the sole or primary basis for any of these important educational decisions. Teach to the Test? Just Say No. Click the "Endnotes" link above to hide these endnotes. Piaget - Montessori Answers. Montessori Curriculum Piaget Kids R Kids. As demonstrated by the renowned psychologist, Jean Piaget, children learn best through play, so at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies we've developed hands-on learning experiences for all levels of learners.

Our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, while remaining fun and flexible for every child. So who were Montessori and Piaget? Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist who identified different stages of mental growth of children. In the early years, Piaget believed that a child is mainly concerned with gaining motor control and learning about physical objects. As the child grows, he becomes more interested in communication--verbal skills, words, writing, and learning to read. Marie Montessori was an Italian woman who in the 1920`S, developed a teaching method to help her successfully work with mentally handicapped children who had very short attention spans. San Diego Schools - San Diego California School Ratings. Del Mar Union Elementary's Best Schools: Ratings, Reviews, and Grades. FactSheet_0.pdf. How to Change Education - from the ground up.

Watch Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education. The Ever-Shrinking Role of Tenured College Professors (in 1 Chart) - Jordan Weissmann. For almost 40 years, we've been witnessing the rise of the adjuncts. (Reuters) Once, being a college professor was a career. When did university become a factory? - Comment - Voices. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL NOW!!!! John Taylor Gatto "The Scientific Management of Children" RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Promising remedial math reform in Tennessee expands. A group of community colleges in Tennessee is going into local high schools to try to help more students get ready for college math. Search Results » RSA Animate. A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind.

Part swan song, part favor for a friend, Ken Bernstein’s letter to college professors upon his retirement from teaching high school government is generating buzz across higher education. Lynn University to require all new students to buy iPads. College Degree, No Class Time Required. Collegiate Learning Assessment. Uld online courses be the death of the humanities? Educational Problems: It’s the Kids Fault. School Problems: It's the Kids' Fault! School is a prison — and damaging our kids. Children Educate Themselves IV: Lessons from Sudbury Valley.