Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.

Desirable difficulties are difficulties which challenge the comfort but ends up creating long term desirable effects(Learning). The concept of “desirable difficulties” was developed by Robert Bjork of UCLA. In his research, he noticed various kinds of experimental phenomena which indicated the emergence of 2 predominant patterns in learning. They are: Conditions of instruction or practice … Continue reading Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.

What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.

Learning must be informed by scientific research and by establishing evidence-based feedback-loop. This is why the idea of a "Science Of Learning" attracted deep interest from people across different fields. This includes psychology, education, neuroscience, and technology, as well as from practitioners. The applied nature of Science Of Learning can be seen more and more … Continue reading What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on creativity and its embeddedness with environment.

"Creativity must, in the last analysis, be seen not as something happening within a person but in the relationships within a system" "An idea or product that deserves the label creative arises from the synergy of many sources and not only from the mind of a single person. It is easier to enhance creativity by changing conditions … Continue reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on creativity and its embeddedness with environment.

The logic of exploitation Vs logic of exploration.

The logic of exploitation(CAT, GRE, etc.) is given primacy to select someone to work for logic of exploration(Research). Given the fact that the former task can be done better by computers, I don't know about the relevance of its continued glamourification in the future. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1306231813266833409?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1306233644986429441?s=20

Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”

Three things which i find interesting about this interview: American decline after Ronald Reagan era structural change: Half the American population having a declining standard of living since 1989 . In the case of US it is taken as a given, the ideological certainty that when a thriving democracy takes on a geopolitical struggle against … Continue reading Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”

Henning Beck: A great ted talk about Human Thinking VS Algorithmic Thinking

"Many people think that it is important now a days to work harder, faster, and more efficient to solve problems,but that's exactly what machines can do. Every efficient procedure will be replaced by algorithms eventually. Henning Beck https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1305261194219933697?s=20