May I share? There are 3 Cs and 1 J that we all might face when living socially with others in networks and communities. They are Criticism, Command, Control, and Judgment. How we perceive them would likely determine our sense of “quality and happiness of life” and our trust and acceptance of each others. These may impact on our desire to cooperate or collaborate with others. There have been various antidotes to combat the negative effects due to these 3Cs and Js, using strategies and techniques based on Positive Psychology, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) etc. All CBT approaches focus on two key areas: modifying cognitions and changing behaviours.
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In this post relating to Daniel Kkahneman bias studies:
“We excel at noticing the flaws of friends, and inability to spot those same mistakes ourselves”
When it comes to criticism and bias, how do you see them?
This post about Khan Academy (KA) and video could be interesting to reflect on. Another post with video critique on KA.
Is flipping the solution? I still have reservation on it.
I am glad to learn Ailsa’s views about ANT and Connectivism. Your quote: “Criticism that hands down sentences sends me to sleep; I’d like a criticism of scintillating leaps of the imagination.” resonated with my experience. Criticism is like a double- edged sword, it could be disruptive or destructive to relationship, if delivered with an inappropriate tone. However, it could also spark new understanding of each others, when done in a constructive manner, which would enlighten us to reflect more deeply about our relationship with others, and thus gain a better insight into all those theories with multiple perspectives. May be it is a matter of interpretation and perspective amongst people when it comes to all learning theories of our time.
Don’t we all have our own preferences of learning, and autonomy in choosing what suits us best in our life?
Thanks Ailsa for your great insights.
Here is another post that relates to conflicts and criticism: