Knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/14/2005

Mirror Neurons (video) We humans are really good at reading faces and bodies. A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people. Using Case Studies to Teach Science (note: excellent article for all learning professionals) I will tell you something about stories; they aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. You don't have anything if you don't have the stories. - Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Tribe Wikipedia's Word on Folksonomy There's a debate at the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about a new listing for the word folksonomy, which it defines as "a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords." Untested Assumptions May Have a Big Effect Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has observed that numerous, often hidden, assumptions underlie the mental models or mindsets of senior leaders. Money isn't everything Through most of the 1990s, you may remember, the common wisdom was that Apple was doomed because, with its shrinking market share, it wouldn't be able to keep up with the innovations on the Windows side.

No comments: