Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
This article has the right idea but should have been subjected to a critical review. Writes the author, "The human mind evolves by arranging perceptions by means of connections. Applied to learning, this means that it is important to understand how the mind makes connections, at different moments in time, and to develop tasks and learning experiences that complement the connection patterns and preferences." So far so good. But she then attributes this theory to Jerry Fodor, one of the most outspoken opponents of connectionism. Perhaps the author could arrange to read the books she cites.

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