05 Aug '13, 6pm

A week of a student's electrodermal activity

For over 100 years psychologists have tried to understand the human mind. One part of that has been understanding how we (and some of the other animals that evolved on this planet) learn. In that process we have learned a great deal about how people learn, and since the 1920, the vast majority of our worlds educational institutions have utterly ignored that information and gone plodding along like a surgeon refusing to admit that "germ theory" has any merit. Once developmental psychology stopped being driven by social prejudice and religious dogma, we made massive leaps in our understanding of how people learn. Medical imaging is helping this along. We know (for instance) that : * our kids are all sleep short and it is harming their health in the long term. * cramming the night before an exam does not work well. and the big one...the least effective method of education is ...

Full article: http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2012/04/30/a-week-of-a-stu.html

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