Category: Education

  • I learn. You learn. We learn. (nothing)

    I learn. You learn. We learn. (nothing)

    “I learn,” “you learn,” “she learns,” “they learn,” yet, according to a surprising new linguistic study, in countries where the dominant language allows personal pronouns such as ‘I’ to be omitted, learning suffers. (1) A more or less logical conclusion. Learning is about you increasing your knowledge. While being, on the other hand, is about […]

  • The fallacy of Education as a Source of Ethics

    The fallacy of Education as a Source of Ethics

    Harmonia Philosophica keeps on contributing to the philosophical research of what is ethical. The source of ethics is one great question that has been around for millennia and the answer could need a collective holistic approach in how we think. To that end, a new paper has been published by Spyridon Kakos, the details of […]

  • Education. Short- sightedness. Non-thinking. Not seeing.

    Spending more years in full time education is associated with a greater risk of developing short-sightedness (myopia). (1) Seeing a lot. Reading a lot. Thinking a lot. A blind man can do that. But it takes a full working brain to think nothing. It takes a wise man to know nothing. It takes two pair […]

  • Robotic tutors. Hubris…

    The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer according to research recently published in the open access journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. (1) We are afraid to be parents. And we like our children to teach us. We hated our Father. Because we, His children, knew better…

  • Learning.

    Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods. […]