Posts Tagged ‘learning theory’

From Gamification to Simulation: Enhancing the Transfer of Learning

Each year brings to the business world a new swarm of buzzwords. Many are last year’s buzzwords, humming the same tune at a different pitch, fighting to find new life in the buzzword-eat-buzzword business world. Others are new arrivals from beyond the information horizon. I caught one of the new ones in my net earlier […]

Seeing vs. Visualizing – Part II

Thinking further about my previous post on seeing vs. visualizing, and doing a bit more research, there is more to add. After falling down the rabbit hole for some considerable time, I ended up with solid footing on Korzybski’s insight: A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar […]

Everyone is a student, everyone is a teacher

A Buddhist proverb reads, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I have found this to be true and it marks one of the many ways in which my life has been fortunate. As is often the case with proverbs, there is a corollary which is equally true: “When a student appears, the […]

Seeing vs. Visualizing

Quantifying transfer of learning is a difficult task. Many attempts to substantiate the efficacy of any particular learning theory for facilitating learning transfer have proven to be elusive. This isn’t surprising, in light of Haskell’s (2001) observation, “Transfer is the basis of mental abstraction, analogical relations, classification, generalization, generic thinking, induction, invariance, isomorphic relations, logical […]