Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Thinking Works

"We are as curriculum designers and teachers and educators over engineering the content curriculum and we are surgically removing the thinking so that our kids are simply following instructions painting by the number and getting the grade. We need to get thinking back on every desk
Dr. Derek Cabrera is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition (thinking about thinking), epistemology (the study of knowledge), human and organizational learning, and education. He completed his PhD and post doctoral studies at Cornell University and served as faculty at Cornell and researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. He leads the Cabrera Research Lab, is the author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a US patent. Derek discovered the DSRP Theory (Distinctions, Systems, Relationships, and Perspectives) and in this talk he explains its benefits and the imperative for making it part of every students' life.
Great presentation, please watch.

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