The rise of Edutainment, and its implications.

I came across this lit­tle arti­cle recent­ly from the NY Times, on the preva­lence of the broad­er gen­er­al pub­lic turn­ing to edu­ca­tion based enter­tain­ment for their down­time. Rather than mere­ly switch­ing off and not engag­ing their fac­ul­ties. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/education/turning-to-education-for-fun.html Let me quote from the arti­cle: What does it mean when peo­ple who…

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Have a Break have a… — Exercise and Rest

Today we have come to the final post in this sev­en weeks series on study skills and meth­ods, and just as God rest­ed on the sev­enth day in Genesis, so too this post will cov­er rest… and a cou­ple of oth­er things. While in many ways this post at the…

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Why ‘We Are All Confident Idiots’ — The Dunning-Kruger Effect

igno­rance more fre­quent­ly begets con­fi­dence than does knowl­edge’ — Darwin Why is it that a lit­tle bit of knowl­edge appears to super-inflate peo­ples esti­ma­tion of their abil­i­ties? Whereas a sig­nif­i­cant amount of knowl­edge in a field makes one painful­ly aware of their own lim­i­ta­tions. Take for exam­ple a novice car…

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How To Get Those Thoughts Out — Writing with Scrivener and Scapple

The final stage of the research process is usu­al­ly syn­the­sis, where ideas and con­cepts come togeth­er in a new form. But those syn­the­ses rarely meet their goals if they are sim­ply stored in your head. While there are many block­ers in the writ­ing process, from cog­ni­tive blocks to research issues,…

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Every Scholar is an Island… or not — Peer Learning & Community

A pre­vi­ous pro­fes­sor of mine used to give this adage: ‘Knowledge comes through learn­ing, but mas­tery comes through teach­ing.’ In many ways this rings true with expe­ri­ence being the coun­ter­part to knowl­edge that aids in gain­ing mas­tery of a sub­ject. One may know every­thing that there is to know about…

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