Connectionism Simplified

The learning theory of Thorndike (connectionism) represents the original Stimulus – Response [S-R] connectionism: Learning is the result of associations formed between stimuli and responses. Habits are formed as a result of such S-R associations. What are the educational implications of this theory? 1. The law of exercise emphasizes practice in learning. The educational strategiesContinue reading “Connectionism Simplified”

Who is in control – Teacher or the Student?

Are you having issues controlling the class? managing the students? Holding their attention? The answer could be found in chapter 7 of the book From Chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching. Thomas Gordon, the author of a model of classroom management called Teacher effectiveness training, derived T.E.T. from principles of psychology to shift theContinue reading “Who is in control – Teacher or the Student?”

Experiential learning

Experiential learning is one of the buzz words of the 21st century learning. Carl Ransom Rogers, an American psychologist, distinguished two types of learning: cognitive (meaningless) and experiential (significant). The former corresponds to academic knowledge such as learning concepts, vocabulary or multiplication tables but the latter refers to applied knowledge such as application of theContinue reading “Experiential learning”

The only Indian Physicist with a Nobel Prize

National Science day is celebrated on February 28th to mark C.V.Raman’s birthday. He is the only Indian physicist with Nobel prize. three indian born scientists – Har Gobind Khorana, Subramanyan Chandrashekjar and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won Nobel prizes after getting the U.S. Citizenship. Ram was ingtrigued by the blue colour of the Mediterranean sea and experimentedContinue reading “The only Indian Physicist with a Nobel Prize”

S-R association and Learning

The learning theory of Thorndike (connectionism) represents the original Stimulus – Response [S-R] connectionism: Learning is the result of associations formed between stimuli and responses. Habits are formed as a result of such S-R associations. What are the educational implications of this theory? 1. The law of exercise emphasizes practice in learning. The educational strategiesContinue reading “S-R association and Learning”

Experiential learning

Experiential learning is one of the buzz words of the 21st century learning. Carl Ransom Rogers, an American psychologist, distinguished two types of learning: cognitive (meaningless) and experiential (significant). The former corresponds to academic knowledge such as learning concepts, vocabulary or multiplication tables but the latter refers to applied knowledge such as application of theContinue reading “Experiential learning”

Class management issues?

Are you having issues controlling the class? managing the students? Holding their attention? The answer could be found in chapter 7 of the book From Chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching. Thomas Gordon, the author of a model of classroom management called Teacher effectiveness training, derived T.E.T. from principles of psychology to shift theContinue reading “Class management issues?”

Mind Map Vs Concept Map

Mind map is a good tool to learn from. Do you know the difference between a mind map and a concept map? Very often they are used synonymously. Mind map is not a concept map, The ppt explains the characteristics, usefullness and guidelines for making mind maps. Mind map was invented by Tonhy Buzan. HeContinue reading “Mind Map Vs Concept Map”

Indian Woman Scientist

Asima Chatterjee was an Indian chemist noted for her work on vinca alkaloids, and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs. Her doctoral research focused on the chemistry of plant products and synthetic organic chemistry. Additionally she also had research experience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Caltech. She was instrumental in developing anti-convulsive,Continue reading “Indian Woman Scientist”

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