Friday, September 26, 2008

learning theories- place of connectivism

I have been mightily entranced by the management of this connectivism course run by Seimens and Downes. The most valuable aspect for me is the Daily e-mail that gives guidance to resources. On the 24 September Daily -

Thursday - September 25, 2008 3:08 AM

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there is a superb diagram that attempts to compare various learning theories- behaviourism, cognitivism,constructivism and connectivism. I'm curious about the way cognitivism is summarised. I had always thought of cognitive activity as an active brain and mind function. This description makes it seem very passive. I woudl like to know what others think that a cognitive theory of learning says about those engaged in it, and how we might assess it?

(I'm not sure how to make a secure link to the post, but have put lots of indicators for you.)