Introduction Joy Paul Guilford (07 March 1897 to 26 November 1987) was an American psychologist best remembered for his psychometric study of human intelligence, including the distinction between convergent and divergent production. Developing the views of L.L. Thurstone, Guilford rejected Charles Spearman’s view that intelligence could be characterized in a single numerical parameter. He proposed… Read More
Expert … Anyone?
“When no one is an expert, anyone can be.” (Unknown) Expert (Cambridge, 2016) : A person with a high level of knowledge or skill relating to a particular subject or activity: A gardening/medical expert My mother is an expert at dress-making (= she does it very well). Expert (Business Dictionary, 2016): Professional who has acquired knowledge… Read More
Military Teachers & Empathy
Research Paper Title What are the Perceptions of Teachers in the Military about Empathy. Abstract This dissertation examines the perceptions of soldiers within a military education establishment on the subject of empathy. Perceptions were explored on a range of issues including the meaning of empathy, the advantages and disadvantages of empathic approaches in educational contexts… Read More
Character-Education Programmes: Linking Performance Virtues & Moral Virtues
Discussion Paper Title Moral Dilemma. Headline Attempts to bolster virtuous traits in the young are on the rise. But no one knows whether they actually works, says Christian B. Miller (writing in the New Scientist). Article It is a common refrain down the ages: the young of today lack the backbone of earlier generations. In… Read More
“Never underestimate a person willing to die for a cause.” Unknown There are a number of variations of this to suit a variety of contexts/situations: “Never underestimate your enemy but always make him underestimate you.” “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realise.”… Read More
Historical Reflection on Learning Theories & Instructional Design by Robert Tennyson
Research Paper Title Historical Reflection on Learning Theories and Instructional Design. Abstract Employing his research and practical experience in the field of educational psychology, with a specialty in instructional design and technology, Robert Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA) reflects on the theoretical foundations of instructional design. Tennyson’s purpose is to show the growth of the… Read More
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