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IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

April 8, 2015
IDEAL: Cognitive Dissonance in On-ground and Online Trainings – Reasons & Remedy.

Read the previous post “IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration” here. Cognitive Dissonance in Classrooms and Other Learning Environments: According to Leon Festinger, who proposed the theory, Cognitive dissonance may arise due to two or more conflicting cognitions (thoughts.) Such dissonance is often experienced in adult-learning classrooms where the learners come in with prior knowledge that may oppose...

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IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

April 7, 2015
IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

Cognitive Dissonance: (Explanation, Illustration, and its Impact on Learning.)   Understanding Cognitive Dissonance: I had first encountered this term when I was a student of management. The context was customer behavior, and the concept being discussed was Post-purchase Dissonance. To simplify matters, let me explain Post-purchase Dissonance first. Every once in a while, after having bought something of high...

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The IDEAL: Verbal Information

August 1, 2012
The IDEAL: Verbal Information

  Verbal Information / Verbal Skills Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills and Cognitive Strategy, and understood what sort of abilities fall under these two classes. Verbal Information is possibly the most abundantly found among the three types of...

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The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

June 19, 2012
The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

  Cognitive Strategy Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills. Gagne included Cognitive Strategy into his list of the five types of competencies that may be learned, and hence into his five types of learning outcomes; thus, drawing our attention...

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The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

May 12, 2012
The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner reviewed the existing definition of intelligence and broadened it to explain intelligence as “a set of abilities” used to resolve problems within a given cultural context. Thus, he moved away from the viewpoint that intelligence is general and universal. Gardner listed the following 7 intelligences. Musical Intelligence Kinesthetic Intelligence Mathematical/Logical...

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Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

March 29, 2012
Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

According to the Webster’s dictionary that sits on my desk, Aleatoric means, “characterized by chance of indeterminate elements.” Aleatoric Creativity: Aleatoric creativity thus, must mean something that’s the complete antithesis of the kind of creativity required for instructional design, which has to adhere to the instructional framework in order to generate value. According to this Wikipedia entry on Aleatoricism,...

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The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

February 2, 2012
The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation Coffeebeans is clamoring for our attention. She’s got something to say about Perceptual Arousal, which is one of the techniques to gain the learner’s attention. We are listening, Ms. Coffeebeans! John Keller’s ARCS model establishes 4 parameters for motivating the learner. A: Attention R: Relevance C: Confidence S: Satisfaction According to Keller, the...

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The IDEAL: Intellectual Skills

January 20, 2012
The IDEAL: Intellectual Skills

  Intellectual Skills Robert M. Gagné classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skills Intellectual Skills – Explanation and Illustration While all the five types mentioned above are important for humans to utilize their full potential, I believe that the intellectual skills are the ones that drive the...

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The IDEAL: Inert Knowledge or Inert Ideas

December 24, 2011
The IDEAL: Inert Knowledge or Inert Ideas

Inert Knowledge Inert Knowledge comprises Ideas and Concepts that are transferred to a learner in absence of a prior schema that the new information can connect with. Thus, the new knowledge remains  isolated with little chance of being applied by the learner. This concept was first given by Alfred North Whitehead. About Inert Ideas (a term given by him,)...

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ID Fiction – Octavian’s Fury – A Short Story

December 24, 2011
ID Fiction – Octavian’s Fury – A Short Story

Never had such fury seized him in the past. He was sure that his eyes must be blood-shot for everything in front of him had taken up a reddish hue, and it was entirely that oaf Antony’s fault. How could he ever…ever think of attacking Gaius Octavius Caesar – Caesar’s rightful heir? He looked around for something that he...

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