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To understand how common-sense works, new research

eLearningworld News Previous research has shown that adults by observing how much effort that is required to obtain a goal has direct impact on the motivation to go forward towards the goal. This is basically a calculation of value and effort in accordance with the economic theory of rational choice. A new joint research project of MIT and Harvard shows that this result can be referred to babies as young as 10 months old. Josh… Continue reading

Latest News: Making history class engaging with scenario and skills development

eLearningworld News from US What changes history? What makes it turn in a new direction? On the micro-level it is decisions. From this perspective the award-winning Harvard Professor David Moss uses a case-based pedagogical method to teach history. Moss introduces the method in the following way: “The best ideas come out of tension, out of disagreeing. Tension is what ensures the best ideas win out.” This is integrating the student in the historical context where the… Continue reading