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Science of Learning: Behaviorism

Classic behaviorism is all about learning. How biological entities learn to cope with their environment. How stimuli can be paired with responses. How reinforcers can change behavior, and how those changes can become a permanent part of a behavioral repertoire. Learning – in a classical sense.

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Saving Democracy

We've had Democracy 1.0 for a while now, and, well, we enjoy choosing our government, but... for the most part we simply want competent leaders who can get on with their jobs while the rest of the nation gets quietly on with theirs. And, when we are asked to vote, we want choices between excellent candidates and policies, so regardless of the outcome everything stays good and well run. So, can we think of ways to improve on what we have? Can we ask for democracy 2.0?

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Science of Learning : Lecturing

This article will have more teachers turn away than anything that I have written about. As methods of teaching go, lectures are the most widely used (90%) method of teaching in higher education today with the least effectiveness.

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Things to Look at to Save your Business from Falling

Financial gains. Acquiring new customers. Making your presence felt in the online market. Motive could be any of these, but the fact of the matter is that every business is looking to grow.

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Science of Learning: Thinking & Understanding

In addition to teaching content, the primary, avowed purpose of higher education is to teach people how to think, and take information and turn it into knowledge. The difference between information and knowledge is understanding. Knowing that 2X2=4 is nothing more than information if you really don’t understand that 2X2 means two groups of two things, which leads us to four things in total.

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On The 'Naturalness' of Gender

In my last article, I tried to articulate the primary definition of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. I had, in my mind, this thought to write a follow-up article, which shall deal with 'Gender' in more detail because it needs special attention (without a doubt it is a sophisticated topic).

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Thinking and Society

From the articles that I have written about higher education and our collective failure to carry out our responsibilities to develop, in our students, higher order thinking skills, one of the questions that I have pondered as I have wrestled with some of the responses over the series of 80+ articles published about The Science of Learning, is, “What has the impact on society been as a result of our failure to teach higher order thinking skills?”.