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Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Graphical representation of a mental model or schema

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading

Pale Blue Dot

Earth and Moon from Mars orbit

The original Pale Blue Dot photograph of planet Earth was taken by Voyager 1, 28 years ago today, as part of the Solar System family portrait. Its purpose as a semantic denotation, or what what Jonassen would call “an object to think with” inevitably leads to Carl Sagan’s famous discourse. Continue Reading