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A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Louise Robinson-Lay, Ken Morrison, Lynnette Van Dyke, Rui Guimarães Lima
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The monological form of teaching – Learning is the student's acquisition of this knowledge.Tools – distributing and intermediary tools.

 

The dialogical form of teaching – Learning is seen as the student's development of this inherent basis of knowledge. Tools that support students' problem oriented; simulations and more advanced learning games.

 

The polyphonic form of teaching – Learning is the student's participation in exchange of many different individuals' perception of the world.

Tools that support equal collaboration

 

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, December 23, 2012 8:26 PM
Thank you, we all need to move between frameworks.
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The framework is based on a distinction between a monological, a dialogical, and a polyphonic form of teaching. The three forms of teaching can be distinguished by their different perceptions of how learning takes place, and by their different perceptions of the relations between subject matter, teacher and student. By considering which form of teaching one wants to practice, one may, on the basis of the pedagogical framework, assess whether it would be appropriate to use a specific tool in teaching.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:44 PM

changing among 4 different frameworks - interesting and short reading

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence

 

 

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“The real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.”

 

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Worth watching..

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Une vidéo trés intéressante (et amusante) où Ken Robinson parle du système éducatif américain. Mais ses propos s'appliquent aussi au notre...

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9 Tips To Enhance Active Listening Skills In eLearning

9 Tips To Enhance Active Listening Skills In eLearning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
“I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”, Ernest Hemingway once said. More than a half-century later, little has changed; indeed, most people don’t listen, despite listening being one of the most important human skills. The way we listen can have a major impact not only on our personal relationships, but also on our professional lives and job performance.

A good listener has the ability to better understand and process information; a great listener has the ability to use this information to negotiate, influence, and avoid misunderstandings and conflicts. But what does it take to become a great listener? Only one thing, actually: Practicing and improving your active listening skills.

Having active listening skills means that you are able to communicate effectively and create deeper connections with others. Active listening is an essential quality all learners should have, as it can greatly improve their communication skills and help them build strong relationships. In this article, I'll delve into the basics of active listening that every eLearning professional should know in order to develop eLearning courses that enhance learners' active listening skills, so that you will be able to help your learners to engage both mentally and emotionally in every conversation, and achieve long-term success in their personal and professional lives.
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Project management with mind mapping software e-course (coming soon!)

Project management with mind mapping software e-course (coming soon!) | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Planning and implementing projects is one of the most important applications of mind mapping software you will ever learn about. Nearly everyone manages projects today, or has tasks for which they are responsible.

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NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The NMC also gratefully acknowledges ISTE as a dissemination partner. The three key sections of this report — key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology — constitute a reference and straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists. It is our hope that this research will help to inform the choices that institutions are making about technology to improve, support, or extend teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in K-12 education across the globe.

 

Download the free report at http://go.nmc.org/2015-k12.


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Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places

Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

People often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some design innovation or a revolutionary adaptive algorithmic trick. They expect video games, virtual reality, and robotics. But things often don’t look as shiny as you expect. The most significant impact can be inconspicuous. Consider, for example, Camfed’s pioneering partnership with Worldreader.


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Germany Takes On Education Reform Education Everywhere Series


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Office Mix now supports integration with LMSs

Office Mix now supports integration with LMSs | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The Microsoft PowerPoint team recently announced that Office Mix will now integrate with all major Learning Management Systems through the LTI standard.

Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that makes it easy to author and share interactive online lessons. Educators can easily add audio and video narration, real-time inking, screen recordings, quizzes and polls within PowerPoint. Lessons can be viewed in practically any browser on any device. Through support of LTI, we have made it easy for educators to embed mixes into all major Learning Management Systems (LMSs), including Canvas, Engrade, Blackboard, Haiku, Moodle, Brightspace, EDUonGo and Schoology. Additionally, the LTI adoption enables McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) to utilize Office Mix to provide a custom teaching experience for adopters of the next generation of MHE products. Cengage Learning will be releasing an Introductory Computing MindTap pilot integrating Office Mix for fall 2015 classes. After Office Mix has been set up to work with an LMS via LTI, educators can easily embed interactive mixes, created by themselves or the community, within their LMS as assignments or assessments. LTI also seamlessly authenticates students, and their grades are automatically passed back to the LMS grade book.

As a Moodle administrator, teacher, and end user this announcement is exciting on many levels. As we have talked about this before on the blog, teacher voice in a blended or online course is extremely important. Office Mix makes screen casting dead simple and now it is easier then ever to take Mix lessons and integrate them into my Moodle courses. As a Moodle admin, the LTI setup takes about 5 min and your entire teaching staff can take advantage of integrating Mix lessons into their courses.
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7 Seriously Bad Ideas That Rule Higher Education

7 Seriously Bad Ideas That Rule Higher Education | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Seriously Bad Idea #3 - Technology Is the Answer to Every Problem in Higher Education: In higher education, technology should never be the answer. At best, technology is a means to reaching our goals. At worst, technology distracts us from what we should be doing and diverts our resources and attention away from solutions that we know can work. The educational technology profession, (my profession), has consistently over-promised and over-sold the potential of technology to improve quality, increase access, and lower costs.  We in the educational technology profession have largely lost credibility with faculty, those colleagues who should be our most important partners. We should be talking about educational technologies as, at best, useful assistive tools for the core work of an experienced educator working directly with students. Rather, we in the educational technology community have largely failed to make the case for the primacy of the educator - or to speak honestly and forcefully about the limits of technology when it comes to education.
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Design to motivate – The psychology behind gamification

Design to motivate – The psychology behind gamification | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
More often than not, when we hear about gamification, we hear about points, badges, levels, leaderboards and missions. In other words, we hear about the “game mechanics” associated with gamification. But what about the psychology behind this practice? The main objective of gamification is to engage users and motivate action. Psychology has to be at play. At Ellicom, this is our primary focus when designing gamified experiences. What is the relationship between game elements and motivation? What are their effects on our behaviour and on our brain?
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The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic

The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
In recent years the digital revolution has changed the way students learn. The The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic highlights how learning resource centres are replacing traditional school libraries, and why LRCs are important to students’ development.

A learning resource centre is a type of library found in schools, colleges and universities. It is a melting pot of both traditional and modern ways or accessing information and key to students learning. These centres contain traditional educational resources such as books, journals, software and audio/visual materials, but they also exist to promote electronic information resources. Examples of these are subscription electronic journals, databases, free websites and other web based resources.

Traditional school libraries have been slow to react to the digital revolution and are not offering students the required resources to help them access information, so it’s important LRCs offer students access to technology such as computers, tablets and the internet.

The cost of technology means many children don’t have access at home to the resources they need to learn. So it is increasingly important that their school has an LRC that offers these resources.The layout, design and resources on offer in a LRC are key to student’s development.

Students are accessing information in new ways, and schools need to ensure students are developing IT skills as well as literacy skills. The LRC provides the perfect environment for this.
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Best Skype Audio/Video Recording App

Best Skype Audio/Video Recording App | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Learn how to record your audio and video Skype conversations using SKYPE Call Recorder from ECAMM.

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Why Are Universities Still Using PowerPoint?

Why Are Universities Still Using PowerPoint? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

What is so wrong with PowerPoint?

Overreliance on slides has contributed to the absurd belief that expecting and requiring students to read books, attend classes, take notes and do homework is unreasonable. Courses designed around slides therefore propagate the myth that students can become skilled and knowledgeable without working through dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of problems.

A review of research on PowerPoint found that while students liked PowerPoint better than overhead transparencies, PowerPoint did not increase learning or grades. Liking something doesn’t make it effective, and there’s nothing to suggest transparencies are especially effective learning tools either.

Research comparing teaching based on slides against other methods such as problem-based learning — where students develop knowledge and skills by confronting realistic, challenging problems — predominantly supports alternative methods.

PowerPoint slides are toxic to education for three main reasons:

1. Slides discourage complex thinking. Slides encourage instructors to present complex topics using bullet points, slogans, abstract figures and oversimplified tables with minimal evidence. They discourage deep analysis of complex, ambiguous situations because it is nearly impossible to present a complex, ambiguous situation on a slide. This gives students the illusion of clarity and understanding.


2. Reading evaluations from students has convinced me that when most courses are based on slides, students come to think of a course as a set of slides. Good teachers who present realistic complexity and ambiguity are criticised for being unclear. Teachers who eschew bullet points for graphical slides are criticised for not providing proper notes.


3. Slides discourage reasonable expectations. When I used PowerPoint, students expected the slides to contain every detail necessary for projects, tests and assignments. Why would anyone waste time reading a book or going to a class when they can get an A by perusing a slide deck at home in their pyjamas?

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Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic

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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While middle and high school teachers want and need students to connect with, analyze, and learn from both literary and informational texts, many are unsure how to foster the skills students must have in order to develop deep and nuanced understanding of complicated content. The Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic presents a few questions middle and high school students should ask themselves during the close reading process.
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How long should the elearning video be for my online course?

How long should the elearning video be for my online course? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Making a video for your online course? Here’s some quick tips about how long your elearning video should be and how to structure the video for your online course.

The number one top tip for elearning video is to make it short and snappy. If your video is looking more like a television miniseries you are going to have to rethink what you are doing.

Why? People get distracted and loose concentration very easily. Video can be passive, sitting still and watching requires a lot of concentration and effort in order for your learners to easily learn the lesson objective. Make the video short and follow up with an activity for some more ‘hands on’ learning.

Short videos are more ‘digestable’. A 20 minute video that covers many different ideas becomes difficult for the learner to manage. Some people may want to stop and write down information or ideas, others may want to come back to a point. If you make the videos shorter it enables people to learn at their own pace and use tools they find helps their learning.

Use ONE learning outcome/objective/focus point per video. Some videos end up being one minute long, others 5 minutes, but the learner can pace themselves and digest that one main point that you want them to take away. Follow up with a discussion, reference to other material, quiz, or any type of crazy activity.

You can put a chunk of related videos together. Just make a series of short videos rather than one long video.

Make the videos more or less predictable BUT NOT BORING. Spice the content up but still introduce and summarize. Use all your learning tools in regards to presenting content in different ways and using questions and suggestions. DO NOT make every single video you talking to a camera.

The first thing most people do when they open the video is look at how long it is and decide if they want to commit that time. They haven’t even looked at the content yet! Make it short, snappy and people will be more likely to sit down and watch four 5 minute videos than one 20 minute video.

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With deep learning and dimensionality reduction, we can visualize the entirety of Wikipedia?

With deep learning and dimensionality reduction, we can visualize the entirety of Wikipedia? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Deep neural networks are an approach to machine learning that has revolutionized computer vision and speech recognition in the last few years, blowing the previous state of the art results out of the water. They’ve also brought promising results to many other areas, including language understanding and machine translation. Despite this, it remains challenging to understand what, exactly, these networks are doing.


Understanding neural networks is just scratching the surface, however, because understanding the network is fundamentally tied to understanding the data it operates on. The combination of neural networks and dimensionality reduction turns out to be a very interesting tool for visualizing high-dimensional data – a much more powerful tool than dimensionality reduction on its own.


Paragraph vectors, introduced by Le & Mikolov (2014), are vectors that represent chunks of text. Paragraph vectors come in a few variations but the simplest one, which we are using here, is basically some really nice features on top of a bag of words representation.


With word embeddings, we learn vectors in order to solve a language task involving the word. With paragraph vectors, we learn vectors in order to predict which words are in a paragraph.


Concretely, the neural network learns a low-dimensional approximation of word statistics for different paragraphs. In the hidden representation of this neural network, we get vectors representing each paragraph. These vectors have nice properties, in particular that similar paragraphs are close together.


Now, Google has some pretty awesome people. Andrew Dai, Quoc Le, and Greg Corrado decided to create paragraph vectors for some very interesting data sets. One of those was Wikipedia, creating a vector for every English Wikipedia article. The result is that we get a visualization of the entirety of Wikipedia. A map of Wikipedia. A large fraction of Wikipedia’s articles fall into a few broad topics: sports, music (songs and albums), films, species, and science.


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5 Excellent Note Taking Apps for Your Mac

5 Excellent Note Taking Apps for Your Mac | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Text Edit is definitely an excellent Mac app for quickly capturing thoughts and ideas. It comes integrated with the OS X on your Mac and provides some pretty decent features most important of which is iCloud syncing. However, if you are willing to take your Mac note taking experience to the next level and try out some more advanced apps, the list below has you covered. This is a collection of some of the most popular apps for taking notes on Mac. The apps come with a set of useful features from annotating to integrating multimedia materials in your notes. Check them out and see what works for you.


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Can you teach people to have empathy?

Can you teach people to have empathy? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.

Open Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and one line will jump out at you: "You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

Human beings are naturally primed to embrace this message. According to the latest neuroscience research, 98% of people (the exceptions include those with psychopathic tendencies) have the ability to empathise wired into their brains - an in-built capacity for stepping into the shoes of others and understanding their feelings and perspectives.

The problem is that most don't tap into their full empathic potential in everyday life.
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New approach to ensure high-quality learning and teaching in universities and colleges - Higher Education Funding Council for England

The funding bodies for higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of their statutory responsibilities, are consulting on a new approach to quality assessment to meet the future needs of students, employers and the sector.

 

The consultation sets out proposals for a quality assessment system that secures an excellent student academic experience and maintains confidence in degree standards. The proposals recognise the increasing diversity and dynamism of the sector, uphold its outstanding international reputation, and seek to foster excellence and innovation in learning and teaching in the particular context of individual universities and colleges. 

 

The consultation marks the second stage of a review of quality assessment which began earlier this year with a wide-ranging discussion with the sector and other stakeholders.

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The proposals build on three key elements of arrangements already in place: 

 

A shift from process-driven assurance to analysis of student academic outcomes. A number of respondents to the first phase of the review wished to see this shift. It builds on existing institutional activity to drive excellence and innovation in learning and teaching in the context of an institution’s own mission, location and modes of delivery, and the nature of their student body. 

 

Strengthening the existing external examining system to protect the integrity of academic standards. There was strong support in the first phase of the review for the external examining system, but recognition of the need for further modernisation and professionalisation. 

 

An enhanced role for universities’ and colleges’ own assurance systems. Governing bodies would confirm that their senates or academic boards were reviewing the quality of their students’ academic experience and (for institutions with degree awarding powers) academic output standards, and provide assurance that there were appropriate action plans in place where necessary. 

 


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8 Reasons : Why is there no escape from Flash to HTML5 conversion?

8 Reasons : Why is there no escape from Flash to HTML5 conversion? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Traditionally, Flash has been a favorite among eLearning developers due to its interactivity, high quality of graphics, and support for animated content. However, the rapid growth of HTML5 has raised question marks about the future of Flash in the field of eLearning. It is becoming evident that eLearning enterprises and developers have no choice but to start converting Flash-based courses into HTML5. In this article, we look at some reasons for this phenomenon.
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Here Are Three "Simple" Puzzles That Many People Get Wrong Anyway

Here Are Three "Simple" Puzzles That Many People Get Wrong Anyway | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Have you ever arrived at the wrong solution to a problem, but been so confident in your answer that it took you forever to see the error of your ways?

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Privacy, Free Speech and Technology | Law, Policy -- and IT?

Privacy, Free Speech and Technology | Law, Policy -- and IT? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Before diving into a deeper discussion of how the Internet – a combination of both market and technological aspects – has profoundly affected the social and legal landscape of privacy, it is worth explaining Constitutional application to it. To state a complex jurisprudence most simply: the constitution does not apply to Google, Facebook, or Amazon. These sites, and hundred of thousands of other like them, are private. If compared to physical space, it is as if a user who visits these sites has “stepped” on private property. Therefore the user must abide by the rules that the company sets.  If I were to drive up to General Motors Corporation headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, for example, I would be directed to a showroom someplace else. There would be no expectation that I could willy-nilly enter the grounds or walk around either its business or operational offices.  The same is true for the Internet.  If I go to the main Google search page, it is as if I were at the showroom. I am not invited into Google headquarters to be a part of its backline operations or its corporate boardroom where business plans and decisions are made. In short, I have to abide by these rules in physical space, just as with a click through license I abide by the rules that Google or Facebook have set, even if that means that they can and will limit my speech and breach my privacy.

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Bringing the Social Back to MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web

Bringing the Social Back to MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
We have known this from the beginning: "For MOOCs to function as the bridge between open content and collaborative learning, they need to include opportunities for social interaction and collaboration, which have consistently proven to be beneficial to learners. Failure to do so would relegate MOOCs to little more than content repositories, which, while still valuable, would be used primarily by the highly educated, mature, and motivated independent learners they currently serve." Eventually this will be 'invented' at MIT or Stanford. Probably with the assistance of Gates funding.
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ASCD Book: Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry

ASCD Book: Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Evaluation systems need not be perfect: University research assessment and the ongoing quest for simplicity.

Evaluation systems need not be perfect: University research assessment and the ongoing quest for simplicity. | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

In order to get a perfect assessment method, are we at risk of developing systems that are ever more complex and time-consuming? Dorothy Bishop looks at the differences between readily available measures to award research funding and the highly complicated RAE formula. An evaluation system need not be perfect – it just needs to be ‘good enough’ to provide a basis for disbursement of funds that can be seen to be both transparent and fair, and which does not lend itself readily to gaming.

 

 


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The workforce crisis of 2030 -- and how to start solving it now

The workforce crisis of 2030 -- and how to start solving it now | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled -- and quite charming -- talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.

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A New Theory Suggests All Conscious Thoughts And Decisons Are Actually Made By Your Unsconsious

A New Theory Suggests All Conscious Thoughts And Decisons Are Actually Made By Your Unsconsious | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

We’ve always believed that conscious thought is the seat of all higher forms of human thinking; from art, to science, to language, our ability to process the world around us and reflect on deeper meanings has always seemed to be in the forefront of our minds. But what if all of our more abstract ruminations did not come from conscious thought at all? What if it was actually the unconscious dictating most of the things we do?

In the new paper published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University Ezequiel Morsella posits just that in what he calls the “Passive Frame Theory.” Morsella suggests that the conscious does not do nearly as much as we thought. In fact, conscious thought is just a small fraction of what is happening in the brain. Instead, it is the unconscious that is doing everything for us, and we are completely unaware of it.

To clarify, we are not talking about unconscious in the Freudian sense here; all of your thoughts and actions are not stemming from a strange attraction to your mother and a need to kill your father. Instead, according to Morsella, the unconscious is a type of processing plant that takes all decisions and thoughts that need to be made during the course of your day, and turns out an answer well-suited to the situation. Once it’s time to act on that decision, the unconscious hands the information over to the conscious mind, which believes it had it figured out all along.

 

 


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