Showing posts from May, 2023

Overcoming Stereotypes: The Role of Intellectual Humility and Brilliance Orientation in Education and Work

Recent research has shown that our perceptions of intelligence and ability can have implications for learning, inclusiveness and diversity in educational and professional settings. This article reviews a paper by Porter & Cimplian (2023) and a paper by Muradoglu et al. (2023), each offering unique insight into this issue. 1. The Impact of Intellectual Humility on Learning The research by Porter & Cimplian (2023) emphasizes the importance of intellectual humility – the ability to admit confusion, ignorance and mistakes – in the learning process. Their research shows that environments that emphasize intellectual prowess often discourage the expression of intellectual humility. Another important finding was that math emerged as the subject in which students struggled most to express intellectual humility, more than subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology. How does express itself? Think about a typical math class, where students often feel uncomfortable asking questions

New Insights into Teaching Strategies: John Hattie's “Visible Learning: The Sequel”

John Hattie, is an education scientist at the University of Melbourne. He is well known in the education world for his 2008 book Visible Learning . The follow-up to this book, Visible Learning: The Seque l, was recently published. Below you can read a little more about Hattie's work.

The impact of ChatGPT on our lives: findings and reflections

Who these days is not concerned with the question of how AI systems, such as ChatGPT, will change our work and life? For example, many people have already experimented with ChatGPT and many enjoy using it. Some think that AI will take over large parts of our work in the future, while others are skeptical. Here are some recent findings I've come across and some reflections.

The pursuit of wealth, fame and beauty can make you unhappy

The American Dream, the belief in the possibility that everyone in the US, regardless of background, can achieve success through hard work and determination, has always attracted attention. But what does "success" mean? Is it wealth, fame and beauty – the so-called extrinsic goals ? Or is it perhaps the pursuit of personal growth, relationships, health, and giving to the community – the intrinsic goals ?

Discomfort as a sign of personal growth

The process of personal growth is often accompanied by the experience of discomfort. This is because it usually means stepping outside of our comfort zone. For example, when we learn a new skill, it can feel uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar and we may make mistakes. So discomfort is often a natural part of learning and growing. We can tend to see it as a necessary evil that comes with learning. It can also lead us to learn and grow but prefer to get out of the way.