an experiment in flow

recently i had cause to read mihalyi csikzentmihalyi’s book on the psychology of flow. i was struck by the acuity of his observations as i was the previous times i had read about his concept. i have to mention right at the start this one huge aspect. while he doesn’t dwell on it in the…

what is it a taxonomy of?: bloom’s taxonomy redux, part 3

the taxonomy was based on the “observable behaviours of learners”. that’s right, the taxonomy classifies and organises the behaviours that learners outwardly demonstrate. bloom mentions something (which again, as an ID, made me look self-conscious and guilty!) that there is no better or worse. it’s not as though the higher levels are superior levels and…

making the framework explicit: bloom’s taxonomy redux, part 1

i recently managed to get my hands on bloom’s handbook. this is where he introduces, describes and proposes the taxonomy and thinking behind it, so it has been pretty gripping reading! i also found it enlightening to read the primary source for such a foundational theory. i think it’s one of the most commonly referred…

mayer and the thing about multimedia learning

there’s always a ‘chinese whispers’ (the children’s game?) level of distortion in reading about ID theories versus reading the theories themselves. whenever i’ve an hour free on a project, i try to pick up the paper in which someone proposed a theory and read that. today it was my turn to read mayer about multimedia…

more thoughts on reading heavy stuff

hey. remember the friend i mentioned in the foucault experiment context? well (with permission of course), here’s something she wrote to me. i think it’s an interesting perspective, and one i mostly agree with. so hear it in the words of the original, folks: Hehehe checked out your progress with Foucault (or lack thereof) on…