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On Epistemological Learning

How do we acquire knowledge and how do we validate it? Perhaps, we acquire facts, information or skills based from our education and experience and these become our general belief on how we know what we know. Below are the epistemological dimensions hypothesized by Schommer (1990): Certainty of knowledge: From knowledge is absolute to knowledge is constantly evolving. (Certain Knowledge) Organization… Continue reading On Epistemological Learning

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On ZPD via MKO

Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is a concept created by seminal psychologist Lev Vygotsky. According to Vygotsky, the zone of proximal development is: “the distance between the actual development level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers”… Continue reading On ZPD via MKO

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On Values of Intelligence

In my own understanding, Intelligence refers to person’s cognitive abilities to learn, comprehend, understand, evaluate, judge and the capacity for adaptability, reasoning, and abstract thought. But many of us always debate on what is really more important? A person with high Intelligence Quotient (IQ) or Emotional Quotient (EQ). As for me, they are both important. One… Continue reading On Values of Intelligence