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Sunday, December 27, 2015

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Diigo bookmarks (weekly)

  • This extract from Chapter 3, How students learn in residence halls (Blimling, 2015), focuses on various facets of situated, participatory and experiential learning potentially viable in numerous socio-cultural milieu (TP Message 1451, 2015.12.01). Blimling, Gregory S. (2015). Student learning in residence halls: What works, what doesn't, and why. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    tags: beliefs diversity education emotions epistemology experiential learning Gardner Howard knowledge intelligences proficiency

    • being knowledgeable and being intelligent are not the same. Being knowledgeable generally refers to having access to information and facts as well as the ability to recall them. Intelligence usually refers to a person’s ability to reason, solve problems, think critically, comprehend subject matter, use language to communicate effectively, construct relationships, employ logic, and manipulate numbers (Gardner, 1999)
    • Learning how to express emotions within a social system is knowledge acquired through social interaction governed by the rules and customs of the culture. One culture may encourage open and intense expression of emotional feelings, whereas another may see that same behavior as inappropriate. The exception is primal emotions, such as fear when confronted by a predator. Emotional expression is a matter of how much or the degree to which one expresses an emotion. Plutchik’s (1980) eight basic emotions include continuums from minimal to extreme expression:

        Trust: acceptance to admiration
        Fear: timidity to terror
        Surprise: uncertainty to amazement
        Sadness: gloominess to grief
        Disgust: dislike to loathing
        Anger: annoyance to fury
        Anticipation: interest to vigilance
        Joy: serenity to ecstasy

        Combinations of these basic emotions create other forms of expressions. For example, the combination of the emotions joy and trust produce love, while the combination of the emotions anticipation and anger produce aggression (Plutchik, 1980).
    • Experiencing diversity challenges expectations not only by increasing acceptance of different cultural, ethnic, and racial groups but also by enhancing students’ overall psychological functioning (Crisp & Turner, 2011). Pascarella (1996) reached a similar conclusion from the national study of student learning that found that diversity experiences in the first year of college had long-term positive effects on critical thinking throughout college, particularly for white students.
    • Experiential learning creates cognitive understanding and information retention through the transformative process of experience (Kolb, 1984; Kolb, Boyatzis, & Mainemelis, 1999). Siegel (2012) explains that the transformative process of learning through experience “directly shapes the [neurological] circuits responsible for such processes as memory, emotion, and self-awareness … [by] altering both the activity and the structure of the connections between neurons” (p. 9).

        Kolb (1984) outlines four stages of experiential learning: (1) concert experience; (2) reflective observations; (3) abstract conceptualization; and (4) active experimentation. Students can start anywhere in the process but return to test their understandings and modify them based on experience.
  • 20 hits on original or revised articles

    tags: citizenship digital citizenship education educational technology online resources teaching technology

  • "The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

    tags: businesses economics environment global issues governments international labo(u)r policies trends

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