Aboluay's (Anas) Musings

Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

Aboluay's (Anas) Musings - Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

Triad and Religion: Questions about Trinity and Cognitive Triad?

A quick question: Does the Christian trinity relates to my 3 cognitive powers (internal, external and abstract)? Is the Holy Spirit the recognition of the Internal? Is the Father the recognition of the abstract while the son the recognition of the external physical reality? Did Jesus try to tell the followers to stop following the “religious line of thought” and endorse the philosophical line of thought (i.e. start thinking for oneself rather than following elder teaching)? Was it the real message of Jesus? Was his original message distorted to mean the holy trinity by wise men/woman who wanted to simplify it to the masses?

Many questions I am still looking for answers.

Triad: Internal, External and Abstract

Another cognitive triad I have been contemplating is type of knowledge an individual has. I have recognized in me three different types of knowledge:

Internal Knowledge: That is the ability to know thyself. Especially, the controlling instincts that drives your values, actions, attitude feelings and extra-sensory perceptions (like pain, hunger, anger, etc…)

External Knowledge: That is awareness of knowing the universe outside yourself. This includes intrapersonal knowledge, knowing the physical world (space, time, science).

Abstract Knowledge: The knowledge of the non-existing realities like sur-real, time-space warps, the infinitesimal small and large, created and compounded realities, etc…).

Stumbled Upon: Learning Theories

Just FYI: while doing my usual research, I stumbled upon this Learning Theories website that tries to build a repository of all learning styles and models. One nice feature is that it allows you to contribute to its content. Try it.

Berge’s Types of Interactions: Add Intrapersonal Interaction

Berge (1995) identified 2 types of interactions in learning: interactions with content and interpersonal interactions. I think we need to add a third one: intrapersonal interaction (i.e. self-reflection) since reflection is an essential learning activity that leads to understanding and appreciation (Boud, 1985; Schön, 1991). Otherwise, we will limit the learning to rote learning!
As such, I would like to […]

Week 3, Q4: Online Training

[This is my answer to W3Q4: Do you think that teachers who want to teach in online programs should be required to take some specialized training in the pedagogy of online learning and instructional design for online learning? If so, what should that look like? If not, why not?]
Good teachers who focus on learner’s success […]