The Science of Learning is a compilation of the principles that underlie exactly what we know about how people learn. This includes the application of that knowledge to formal learning experiences – classrooms and such. Although important for general learning, the real need that I have tended to focus on for the past year is learning higher-order thinking skills.
Saturday, May 5th this year was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier, Germany. On that day in 1818, a philosopher was born whose ideas would soon after prove essential to the historic torment of revolution, international conflicts, totalitarian rule, human suffering, and death that defined the 20th century across much of the world.
No matter what they claim, most people have fallen prey to a scam, at least once in their lives. From simple cons at the vegetable market to major scams in the stock market, everyone has a story. Once they know they’ve been had, most people get extremely suspicious as a way to counter getting tricked. A more useful reaction is to understand why you get fooled. Why do we look past what seems quite obvious in retrospect? The answer lies in psychology and the con-men know it best.