After all that I thought I had enough of learning theory and in the pre-blog era there wasn't an effective way to spread it to a wider audience.
For much of the 2000s I have been so busy learning new software packages and learning to teach in the senior school that I just didn't have time. When SACSA came along with its phoney claim to be constructivist - constructivism enters the mainstream, (hmmmph) - I was surprised at first, but soon went back to sleep, like everyone else did.
But everything changes. Learning theory has evolved and its time for me to do some fresh study of what is new.
Here's my very rough outline (page titles) for a learning theory wiki I plan to setup very soon.
- constructionism (Papert)
- behaviourism (Dennett enhances Skinner)
- cognitivism (? innate)
- connectivism (Siemens: learning resides in networks)
- philosophy (Dennett, dialectical materialist outlook)
- pedagogical patterns, learning patterns
- design (learning is self design)
- AI research (Brooks, Minsky)