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The Connection between Embodied Cognition and Learning: 3 Examples from Physics Education

When I started this blog 8 years ago, it was described as ‘eclectic’.  Part of that is because, like most blogs, it is a slow form of stream of conscious, blogging about stuff that interests me.  But also as a

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Embodied Cognition & Education Talks at AERA

I’ll be giving just one talk at AERA this year, and hosting a symposium session. Both are related to the applications of embodied cognition research and enactivism to education. Embodied and Enactive Approaches to Instruction: Implications and Innovations. SIG-Learning Sciences.

Posted in conferences, embodiment, learning sciences, theory, Uncategorized

Teaching IS Technology: A Little Philosophy of Technology & Media Theory

There often seems to be a tension between teachers and new technologies. It helps me to step back and think about technology more broadly. Almost 20 years ago I first ran across a book by Don Ihde, philosopher of technology,

Posted in computers, edtech, embodiment, learning sciences, teaching, technology, theory

Cognitive Load Theory: Failure?

The title of this post is meant to be a joke (not a troll).  The inventor of cognitive load theory (Sweller) and others labeled problem-based learning and other constructivist and inquiry-based instructional techniques a ‘failure’ in an oft-discussed 2006 paper

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Recent Books on Conceptual Change, Engineering Education, Embodied Cognition…

I was emailing our library about purchasing some recent books and thought I’d cc the list here, along with some other recent books our library does have but you may not be aware of. Education, Conceptual Change, Constructivism Creative Model

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New Embodied Cognition Book Online

Tony Chemero has a forthcoming book entitled Radical Embodied Cognitive Science. He’s been kind enough to put a preview version of the book up on the web for comment. The book begins: Jerry Fodor is my favorite philosopher. I think

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New Books

Some interesting education/psychology books have come out recently or are due soon: Educating Learning Technology Designers: Guiding and Inspiring Creators of Innovative Educational Tools – See also the L2TD site. Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding –

Posted in education, embodiment, learning sciences, research
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