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The challenge of coherence

Slides from recent presentation:

3 Comments

  1. Viplav Baxi wrote:

    Hi George,

    This presentation is extremely timely. I took an interactive session today (http://www.slideshare.net/ViplavBaxi/mooc-invent-vs-innovate) on cMOOCs as invention rather than xMOOCs as inside the box thinking.

    Viplav

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  2. Fran Toomey wrote:

    If I “get” this…”concepts fit into a network of concepts” and learning bits and pieces in isolation does not get us to understanding complex ideas… I agree. But, I would add, we need to stop the either/or thinking in education/learning. It isn’t concepts or ideas, it isn’t online or offline, it isn’t self-directed or scaffolded. Let’s work on both/and or many/and perspecitives on education/learning.

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink
  3. George
    This is interesting. Despite the arrival of other teaching approaches ie problem based learning- this was introduced in a number of medical schools(Maaschrict in the Netherlands was a pioneer) there is always one question- how on earth will you be able to teach all problems that affect mankind. It would be better to teach in a conceptual manner and the Doctor can figure what you are suffering based on the connection of symptoms and signs presented by the patients. Rather than thinking of a problem.Fortunately in Medicine common things occur commonly- but we still have quite an uncommon things

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink