“Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification…”
– Karl Popper
I suppose one can hardly have a view on what teaching is, without having a view on learning! Obviously teaching speaks to learning.
As before, my goal here is to keep this simple; learning is:
- The accumulation of knowledge
- Knowledge of the connections between the knowledge
By this point you either agree entirely, are concerned about other subtleties to learning that I’ve left out, or have thrown your arms up in outrage and declared this ‘mere transmission teaching.’ I should probably elaborate a little.
Can ‘learning’ be modelled as the acquisition of knowledge, and connections between knowledge?
I’ve written before, and will no doubt write again, on the power of simplicity. I’ve heard Popper’s quote above to be taken or read as his disparaging science in some way; the full form of…
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