Category Archives: theory

Edev_502 wk5

Week 5’s topic focussed on the teleological function of the process of learning. That’s a roundabout way of saying that the act of learning supposes a permanent change in the individual and that educators need to present processes that encourage … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk3_1

Thanks for your questions. I thought about Meyer and Land’s interrelatedness containing the notion of derivation, reckoning intuitively, it must. However, their explanation does not clarify the matter; they don’t go beyond inter-relations. I surveyed a dozen articles that discuss … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk2_2

Thanks for your insightful comments and thought-provoking question. This is what I truly love about this course; the development of one student’s ideas by another. I hadn’t come across a number of concepts you have brought to the table. I … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk2_1

I find it hard to accept the notion that an expert professional can’t explain their actions. I’m an expert musician, and I’ve taken lessons from world leading players. I have my own introspection, and all of expert players have been … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk1_7

It’s great to be working with you again. I appreciated your post very much as you gave me a lot to think about—as usual. I couldn’t agree with you more when you mentioned the difficulty of defining and theorising what … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk1_3

I’m having trouble getting my head around some concepts that both of you seem to have grasped. Please aid my comprehension. Piaget and Garcia’s observation that, “The only truly ubiquitous factors in cognitive developments … are of a functional, not … Continue reading

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Edev_502 wk1_1

The second module has started with a discussion on “the value of learning theory”. I doubt that the choice of phrase was deliberate as the tutor reminded us during the week to focus more on the benefits that theories of learning … Continue reading

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