Aligning the Quantum Perspective of Learning to Instructional Design

I found this Aligning the Quantum Perspective of Learning to Instructional Design  of great interests.

I still need to spend more time in thinking and reflecting through the details of this paper.

I have been exploring some of the topics discussed there, including emotional intelligence (and here), creative learning and learning styles.

Good to explore these areas in future research.

 

4 thoughts on “Aligning the Quantum Perspective of Learning to Instructional Design

  1. Hi John, Thanks for sending this my way….
    David Hunt is reported to have written, “If you want to get ahead, then get a theory.” The holistic perspective on learning is a popular one today. The authors of this article draw on theorizing about the physical universe to propose how learning might occur within online networks. Like you, it is wise to spend more time thinking about the application of this theory to online learning. As you suggest, researchers elsewhere (MIT, for example) have been doing research into the role of emotions and emoticons… and there is a long line of research into the role of creative problem-solving (Dewey, 1919; Parnes & Osborn, 1977; MaKinnon, 1978; Isaksen & Treffinger,1987… more… ; and I like this quote by Parnes, Noller, & Biondi, 1977:
    “One cannot foresee exactly what knowledge will be needed five or ten years from now to meet life’s problems. One can, however, develop attitudes and abilities that will help to meet any future challenge creatively by finding better solutions to problems. The objective of this creative problem solving program is to help a participant do just that. One learns to associate in new ways the knowledge and experience already possessed, as well as the new knowledge and experience acquired throughout formal education and everyday living. Thus one becomes better able to apply learning to problems met while progressing through formal schooling and into the future. (p. 1)”
    Can’t hurt to take a look at…
    Kuhn, D. (2001). How do people come to know?
    Be well…
    Mary

  2. Hi Mary,
    You have articulated these ideas so nicely “One cannot foresee exactly what knowledge will be needed five or ten years from now to meet life’s problems. One can, however, develop attitudes and abilities that will help to meet any future challenge creatively by finding better solutions to problems.” Educators are not only practitioners of the present, but should also be visionary learners preparing ourselves and others for the future. Like what George, Stephen and Dave are doing, pushing the boundaries of learning and education so as to embrace new and emergent learning (informal and non formal learning) approaches in practice is what we (as educators and learners) could help in creating and developing new knowledge in a connective and collective manner. Many thanks for your insights. Will explore Kudn’s work. John

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