Crucial factors impact crucial individual differences that affects learning.

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Researchers and educators are currently advocating the concept of “holistic” education, but will that really work for all the categories of learners?

Many teachers have also started implementing differentiated instruction in their classrooms to make learning more inclusive, but will that prolong without constant evaluation of the process?

I believe it cannot, unless we overcome or be mindful of these differences:

INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

Wait! I am not talking about differences in opinions here. That is a discussion for another day. ;) Although, as Carter B. Good suggests, individual differences are differences that in totality distinguish one learner from another. …


The power of reboot is in 7 minutes with yourself

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When (almost) anything goes wrong, shut it off and turn it on—be it your mobile, your laptop, or even yourself—it always works!

When was the last time you took a break, not inadvertently, but intentionally? I mean, when was the last time you added “break” into your to-do list? Never, I assume.


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are Experience, Logic, Theory, and—a Dash of Common Sense!

There is a lot of hype around critical thinking today; every one is thriving to possess or explore this 21st century essential.

Every teacher is trying to curate their instruction and assessment in a way that could allow the critical thinking of their students to nurture. Every learning designer is trying to design modules that help end users ameliorate the way they think. Every business wants their employees to stay informed, yet think critically.


…looking at alternatives in curriculum designing.

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Curriculum designers constantly ask themselves these questions while developing a curriculum:

  • What are the goals the company wants to achieve with this course?
  • What are the objectives of these goals so that the learners showcase the required outcome?
  • What learning activities needs to be planned to provide a holistic experience of the objectives?
  • What assessment plans must we design so that the outcomes can be reflected as a result?

However, curriculum designers need to squeeze themselves out of this monotonous thoughts and really bother asking the questions that are of actual worth and might induce a pain of change:

  • Who…

Design thinking in the field of education is no different from the ones in product design, engineering, and business strategies; except for the mindsets.

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Design thinking in the world of business and product development already has a growth mindset attitude that provides a privilege to the designers and clients to question the status quo. In the case of education, questioning something was–and still is–considered to raise many eyebrows.

Designing in Education is an extension of personal knowledge. If you have an idea, it is your personal knowledge, but if you are given an opportunity to extend the same idea to solve a working problem, that is design thinking!

Aware, But Not!

Many educators are still not aware of the fact that design thinking has reached the classrooms…


Blended Learning : Misunderstood Definitions Debunked

  1. Blended learning is any activity where the teacher makes the use of internet or a computer or projector to show videos and pictures in the class. No!
  2. Blended learning is when students bring their own devices (BYODs) to the classroom and work together. No! Not exactly.
  3. Blended learning is having access to cutting-edge technology that are designed with the concept of IoT in the classroom. No!

So, What is Blended Learning?

BL surely does involve computers, internet, learners’ devices and cutting-edge technologies, but it doesn’t stop there, but it is just the beginning. As introduced in the blog, BL is what its name suggests- ‘blending’…

Divya Patteri

Educator + Designer + Learner + (Over)Thinker

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