Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Jeremy Hiebert has been looking into informal learning. The first paper, published in 2000, is an extensive survey of adultg learning in Canada and shows that Canadians are extensively involved in it (15 hours a week), want explicit recognition of this work, and are generally underemployed with respect to their informal credentials. He also links to Self-Direction in Adult Learning, a book on the subject from 1991. From the other side, a discussion of the failure of constructivism asserts, "the superiority of guided instruction is explained in the context of our knowledge of human cognitive architecture, expert-novice differences, and cognitive load."

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