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Unformatted text preview: • active reconstruction of reality • meaningful learning provides memorable and usable knowledge • long term patterns are better than short term bits • integration is better than isolated knowledge • personal knowledge structures are always changing • outside the mind-most knowledge is constructed in specific contexts-most knowledge is constructed in social settings Plato’s Meno • Sophists - tutors in Greece, claimed to be men of knowledge and magnificent teachers • names for Socrates -stingray - pain, react involuntarily, numbness-wizard - unpleasant, no control, cast spells-gadfly, midwife of ideas • question of how can you know that you don’t know something? • theory of learning: learning by recollection...
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- Spring '11